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Government and Politics at Fort Pitt Grammar School

Course description

This course is available to learners enrolled at this school and learners at other schools within the Chatham consortium.

Why should I study Government and Politics?

Politics has a significant impact on our everyday lives. With the recent EU referendum, new Prime Minister and the US Presidential election, there has never been a better time to further your understanding of the subject. Students with an interest in the world around them and how important decisions are made should consider A level Government and Politics. You will take from this course the ability to consider a variety of complex arguments, and an in-depth knowledge of the UK and US political systems.

What will the course involve?

AS Unit 1: People and Politics (Democracy, voting systems, political parties, pressure groups): Written Paper: 1hour 20mins Unit 2: Governing The United Kingdom (Constitution, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Parliament, Judiciary): Written Paper: 1hour 20mins A2 Unit 3: Representative Processes in The United States Of America Elections, political parties, pressure groups, race) :written paper 1hour 30mins Unit 4 : Governing The United States Of America: (The Constitution, Congress, The Presidency, Supreme Court): Written Paper 1hour 30mins

How might this course complement others?

Government and Politics would be an ideal accompaniment to a study of History, English, Economics and Business Studies courses.

How will this subject be useful in the future?

Students can go on to study the subject at most leading universities or take up employment. Politics can be a useful choice for a wide range of careers because students will use a variety of transferable skills as they study the different political ideas and systems. The subject develops proficiency in written communication, analysis and evaluation; these skills are in great demand, and are recognised by employers, universities and colleges as being of great value.

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: 05 December 2016
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  • Start date: Next September