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Politics A Level at Teesdale School

Course description

AS

The AS course consists of two units examined in two separate 90 minute exam papers.  Each unit contains four topics, two of which must be chosen in the exam.

Unit 1 GOVP1 People, Politics and Participation

  • Participation and Voting Behaviour
  • Electoral Systems
  • Political Parties
  • Pressure Groups and Protest Movements

Unit 2 GOVP2 Governing Modern Britain

  • The British Constitution
  • Parliament
  • The Core Executive
  • Multi-level Governance

A2

The A2 course consists of two units examined in two separate 90 minute exam papers.  Each unit contains four topics, two of which must be chosen in the exam.

Unit 3A GOV3A The Politics of the USA

  • The Electoral Process and Direct Democracy
  • Political Parties
  • Voting Behaviour
  • Pressure Groups

Unit 4A GOV4A The Government of the USA

  • The Constitutional Framework of US Government
  • The Legislative Branch of Government: US Congress
  • The Executive Branch of Government
  • The Judicial Branch of Government: The Supreme Court

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teesdale School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

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

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