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Government and Politics A Level at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

This course aims to provide students with a balanced education in politics. Subject areas covered in the first year include democracy, political parties and the role of Parliament, with a focus on the UK system.

In the second year students study political ideologies such as socialism and conservatism and movements such as feminism. Students will also study global politics, looking at issues such as terrorism and international peace keeping. This is an ideal course for anyone interested in current affairs and political ideas.

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

Grade B in English Language.

Students with a Grade C in English Language and a B in other humanities subjects will be considered subject to availability.


Assessment is 100% examination based. This will be the first year of the new linear politics A level so will be assessed at the end of year 13.

Future opportunities

This subject is useful for anyone wanting to study Law, Politics, Philosophy, History, Journalism (or any other subject) at university.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to take A level Government & Politics in order to study Politics at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.