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Politics Edexcel A Level at The Sixth Form at Cornwallis Academy

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Unit 1—UK Politics:

Do we live in a democratic country?

Is our election system fair?

What impact does the media have on UK politics?

What do political parties believe in?

Unit 2—UK Government:

What is the role of the Prime Minister?

Will Brexit be good or bad for the UK?

What are the functions of the House of Parliament / the House of lords?

Future Progression: Gaining an A Level in Government and Politics is excellent for careers in journalism, teaching, business, the law, the media and politics. You will develop skills in essay writing, arguing your points both verbally and on paper, analysing national and international events, and questioning how and why events happen. This will prepare you for a raft of University courses, improve your thinking and analytical skills, and give you a life long interest in current affairs.

What will I study in Year 13?

Unit 1— UK Politics:

Is the media in the UK running out of control?

What other election systems are there?

Has Government failed the people of the UK?

Unit 2 - UK Government:

Who has been the most effective UK Prime Minister?

What do the political parties really believe in?

What is a pressure group?

Unit 3— Global Politics:

Is the USA a global superpower, and could China become one?

Why do wars take place?

Why has ISIS emerged?

A2 Assessment: Three Written papers

Paper 1—UK Politics 2 hours (33%)

Paper 2—UK Government 2 hours (33%)

Paper 3—Global Politics 2 hours (33%)





Entry requirements

Level 4(minimum) in English, and a Level 4 in a Humanities subject (History, RE, Geography)


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2018
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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