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Government and Politics A Level at Brimsham Green School

Course description

AS Level: British Government and Politics:
  • How powerful is the Prime Minister?
  • How much power do the Liberal Democrats have within the coalition?
  • What do the political parties actually stand for?
  • How democratic is the United Kingdom?
  • How well are freedom and human rights protected in the UK?
A2 -American Government and Politics
  • Is Obama the most powerful man in the world?
  • Why are political decisions made by the Supreme Court rather than Congress?
  • Does race still matter in America‚Äôs society now they have a black president?

Course content

AS Level
Paper 1 British Politics
Paper 2 British Government
A2 Level
Paper 3 American Politics
Paper 4 American Government 


Paper 1: Choice of 2 structured questions from 4
Paper 2: Choice of 1 structured question from 2. Choice of 1 essay from 2
Paper 3 and Paper 4 :Three short essay questions from a choice of five. One long essay question out of a choice of three.
All units carry equal weight. There is no coursework.

Future opportunities

Government and Politics is a well-respected academic A Level valued by universities and employers. There are strong overlaps with Modern History.

This course will be helpful in progression to a wide range of courses in the social sciences and art at university including politics, history, geography, philosophy, law, international relations, American studies, business, economics and PPE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brimsham Green School directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016

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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.