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Government & Politics AS & A level at Brentside High School

Course description

This course gives you the knowledge to understand how government works, particularly in the UK, but also in other countries. In the first year you will study how people participate in politics, and how the UK government works. In the second year you will specialise in subjects such as the politics of the USA, or political ideologies. You will learn about undertaking research, gain a deeper understanding of governments and find out about careers in politics. 

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE history or grade B in GCSE geography and grade B in GCSE English language


AS level has two examination papers. 


A level has three examination papers.


Examination board: Edexcel  

Future opportunities

Government & politics A level does lead on well to going on to study the subject at university. A degree in politics might lead to you becoming a researcher, joining local or national government, or even becoming a politician. It also supports careers in journalism, the media and the law. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brentside High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September