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Politics A Level (Edexcel) at Brigshaw High School and Language College

Course description

Who has the power in Britain today? What issues really affect our lives? What does it mean to live in Britain today? Why dont we have a President? Should under-16s vote?

Course content

Government in the UK

•          Britain's Constitution

•          Role of Parliament

•          Powers of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

•          Powers of the Supreme Court

•          Power of the EU


Political Participation in the UK

•          Democracy

•          Elections

•          Political Parties



•          Liberalism

•          Conservatism

•          Socialism

•          Feminism


Government and Politics in the USA

•          Constitution

•          Congress, Presidency and the Supreme Court

•          Pressure Groups


Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (C or above), including Maths and English.


There will be three examinations at the end of Year 13 based on the taught content.

There is no coursework

Future opportunities

You will get a deeper understanding of the country and the world around you. Also, you will develop your opinions on important issues. You will understand how power is distributed and be able to accumulate a vast range of analytical and expressive skills. The political arena is a complex and fascinating area of study and debate and you will learn a whole range of new information and skills.

Many areas of work require an understanding of politics such as Law, Journalism, TV and Radio and many more. An A level in Politics may awaken a desire to venture into one of these areas in the future.

Further information

For more information contact Mr Carter

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September