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Government & Politics AS and A2 at Broughton Hall High School

Course description

Students will follow the AQA specification, which:
- develops candidates’ critical thinking skills;
- encourages analysis of the changing dynamics of modern politics;
- inspires the ability to interpret, evaluate and comment;
- introduces relevant new options to update this contemporary subject.

Course content

Year 12
Unit 1 People, Politics and Participation
Unit 2 Governing Modern Britain

Year 13
Unit 3 The Politics of the USA
Unit 4 The Government of the USA

Entry requirements

It is not necessary to have studied Politics at GCSE to undertake this A Level course. What is necessary is a lively, enquiring mind and willingness to work hard. It would suit students who enjoy reading, note making and essay writing, but it also involves plenty of lively discussion and debate. Students are encouraged to use a wide range of media to enhance their political knowledge and awareness. Above all, it is an ‘alive’, interesting subject which deals with topics and issues that receive daily coverage in all sections of the media. Visits to A Level lectures in Manchester and London are arranged whenever appropriate and, at some stage in the course, a residential visit to London takes place.

Future opportunities

The skills which are developed are useful in Law, Management, Banking, Social Work, Civil Service, Local Government, Teaching, Journalism and Television.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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