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Government and Politics at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Aims of Course
* Develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes;

* Acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the UK, and how these may differ from those of other political systems;

* Acquire knowledge and informed understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual;

* Encourage an interest in, and engagement with, contemporary politics.

Course Content and Skills Required

AS Contemporary Politics of the UK AS Contemporary Government of the UK A2 Contemporary US Government and Politics A2 US Government and Politics Written fluency and ability to analyse documents are important skills in this subject. It is essential to have an interest in Politics to study this subject.


All assessment is by written examination at AS and A2 level. CaReeR OppORTuniTieS Government and Politics is useful in a wide variety if careers where written fluency in presenting an argument is required. The ability to think critically and reach reasoned conclusions is a skill used in many careers, for example, Law, Banking, Journalism and Business.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs or above including English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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