Government and Politics A level at Oaks Park High School
The course has been designed to provide students with a balanced education in politics. Students are encouraged to develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes.
The first year of study explores representative democracy and participation as well as key governmental processes and institutions, the second year of study explores the history and contemporary application of political ideologies including socialism, conservatism and liberalism.
C Grade in any of the following GCSEs : History, Geography, Sociology, R.E. or English Literature.
Assessment of final grade is accounted for through four examinations, each of which accounts for 25%.
The department and school library are resourced with all primary and supplementary texts approved by the exam board.
Like history, Government and politics is well regarded by universities and employers, not least because it facilitates writing and critical thinking skills.
'A' level government and politics offers a wide range of opportunities in academia and the world of work - some particularly relevant professions include the Civil Service, journalism, law, research, teaching, local government, pressure groups, trade unionism and many more.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oaks Park High School directly.