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AS and A Level Politics at Wetherby High School

Course description

The course encourages interest and enthusiasm in studying politics and enables students to develop an insight into political beliefs central to an understanding of the modern world, both in the UK and abroad.

It provides opportunities to engage with the contemporary political scene and debate ideas.

In Year 13 the course requires more specialisation, analysis and evaluation of a choice of topics.

This is a fascinating course that suits students who are able to assimilate a great deal of information. An interest in current affairs and good communication skills including a C grade in English at GCSE are also essential.

Course content

AS Unit Overview

UK Politics: Political Participation, core political ideas including conservatism, liberalism and socialism.

UK Government: The constitution, parliament, the Prime Minister and the executive.

 

Students will also study one of the following: anarchism, feminism, multiculturalism or nationalism.

A2 Unit Overview

Comparative Politics: Students will study either the US including congress, the presidency, the UK supreme court and civil rights OR

Theories of Global Politics including sovereignty and globalisation, human rights and the European Union.

Assessment

AS Assessment Overview

Part 1: Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 50% of the qualification 60 marks

 Part 2: Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 50% of the qualification 60 marks 

A2 Assessment Overview

Part 1: Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification 84 marks 

Part 2: Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification 84 marks 

Part 3: Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification 84 marks Students study either USA (9PL0/3A) or Global (9PL0/3B)

How to apply

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Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS 1 year and A Level 2 years
  • Course code: 9PL0

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