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Government and Politics A Level at Norton College

Course description

A Level Government and Politics will enable you to gain a strong understanding of how countries are governed and what issues are important in our democratic institutions.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 5 A*-C.
English and Maths- C or above.
Specific - B in subject area.


Exam board–Edexcel Year 12 Unit 1 – People and Politics (25% of grade) exam –1 hour 20 mins.
Year 12 Unit 2 – Governing the UK (25 % of grade) exam – 1 hour 20 mins.
Year 13 Unit 3 – Representative Processes in the USA (25 % of grade) exam – 1 hour 30 mins.
Year 13 Unit 4 – Governing the USA (25% of grade) – exam 1 hour 30 mins.

Future opportunities

Politics teaches you many different skills and attributes and can lead to careers in a whole variety of professions. Those who study politics often go into careers directly associated with politics but it also leads well into careers such as journalism, research, teaching and the civil service.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton College directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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