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Politics A Level at Aylesbury Grammar School

Course description

Politics impacts on us all every day and studying Politics allows us to be able to see how the world around us is being shaped. Politics combines well with other subjects such as History, English, Economics and Business Studies. Politics is viewed by universities and employers alike as an academically rigorous subject which shows an interest in and awareness of current issues. To study Politics, it is expected that you will already have an interest in current affairs and this will be utilised throughout the course.

Students will develop a wide range of skills throughout their course of study, including the ability to comprehend, synthesise and interpret political information; identify connections and analyse political knowledge; as well as construct and communicate arguments clearly and coherently. The course offered by AGS will allow students the opportunity to develop their understanding of British and American Politics as well as key political ideologies.

Course content

AS course: Unit 1: People and Politics

 Democracy and Political Participation

 Party Policies and Ideas

 Elections

 Pressure Groups

Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain

 The British Constitution

 Parliament

 The Core Executive

 Multi-level Governance


A2 Course: Unit 3B: Ideologies

 Liberalism

 Conservatism

 Socialism

 Fascism

Unit 4A: Government of the USA

 The Constitutional Framework of US Government

 The Legislative Branch of Government: Congress

 The Executive Branch of Government

 The Judicial Branch of Government: The Supreme Court

Entry requirements

the only requirement for choosing Politics, aside from interest in the subject, is evidence of competence in relevant subjects at GCSE. An A grade in either History or English is desirable and a B grade is a necessity.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years