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Government and Politics at The Regis School

Course description

Studying Government and Politics will allow students to develop their critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret, evaluate and comment. It also allows students to acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom, and how these may differ from those of other political systems around the world.

Course content

Students will study 4 modules over the space of 2 years.

At AS, candidates will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political system of the UK. We concentrate on People, Participation and Politics as well as Governing Modern Britain.

At A2, there are a range of options available to study, including US Politics, US Government and Ideologies, as well as issues such as Politics and Power. The A2 unit also includes a focus on the 2012 re-election of Barack Obama.

Entry requirements

 Grade C or above at GCSE in English and History/ Geography


AS: 2 exam papers both 1 hour and 30 minutes

A2: 2 exam papers both 1 hour and 30 minutes

Future opportunities

Degrees in History, Politics, Law, Philosophy, English, Economics, Sociology, Psychology and this can lead to careers in: Journalism, Medicine, Law, Vets, Dentists, Accountants, Archivists, Librarians, Sports Science, Royal Marines, Retail Management, Research, University Lecturers, Police, Psychologists— and these are just a few

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Regis School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017