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Government and Politics A Level at Caistor Grammar School

Course description

The A level course in Government and Politics aims to stimulate student’s interest in political ideas, institutions and processes. We will teach the new AQA specification (7152).

Course content

The core structure is made up of 3 units.

Unit 1: The government and politics of the U.K

Unit 2: The government and politics of the U.S.A and comparative politics.

Unit 3: Political ideas including conservatism, liberalism and socialism

There will be a strong emphasis on students doing research and preparing materials for use in lessons. Class discussions and formal debates will be regular features. It is anticipated that the group will visit the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

Entry requirements

A grade 6 in English Language or English Literature.


Each unit will be assessed by a 2 hour exam which involves a mixture of ‘medium length’ and essay style questions.

Further information

Students should aim to keep up to date with current affairs by:

  • Reading a quality daily newspaper.
  • Reading journals such as "The Economist" or "Political Review".
  • Watching relevant current affairs programmes on TV such as Newsnight and The Politics Show.
  • Making use of online resources including news websites and Pre‐chewed politics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years