Government and Politics A Level 3 at Oakwood Park Grammar School
EDEXCEL – Government and Politics
Component 1 = UK Politics
Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification
Political Participation: ● democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media.
Core Political Ideas, students will study: ● conservatism, liberalism, socialism.
Component 2: UK Government
Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification.
UK Government ● the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive, relationships between the branches.
Optional Political Ideas students will study: ● ONE idea from the following: anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism
Component 3 = Comparative Politics
Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification. USA Politics
USA Politics: ● the US Constitution and federalism, US congress, US presidency, US Supreme Court, democracy and participation, civil rights
Six 9-5 (A*-C) GCSE grades with at least four at grade 6 (B) including grade 6 in History, if studied, and grade 6 in English and in other subjects to be studied at A level
End of Unit test
Year 12 Mock
Year 13 Mock
The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the government related sectors.Advanced GCE in Government andPolitics could lead to a wide range of careers and higher education courses. You could take it with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in areas of Governments and Politics or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to Government and Politics such as working for the local or national government within areas of housing, tax, education, travel and other areas of government. You could also train further to become a member of parliament! The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the government related sectors.
Enrichment Opportunities include:-
Sixth form visit to NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON – OCTOBER OF YEAR 13
Visit to the House of Commons
Visits to Canterbury University
Visits to LSE
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oakwood Park Grammar School directly.