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Government & Politics at Clyst Vale Community College

Course description

As Barack Obama has said "I always believe that ultimately if people are paying attention then we get good government and good leadership. When we get lazy as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts then it results in bad government and politics".
Political decisions have a huge impact on our lives. One quick definition of politics is the study of who gets what, when and how. I want all of my A level students to realise just how important political decisions are and to have a good understanding of the nature of politics in the UK and the USA. I want my students to work hard but also become interested in this endlessly fascinating subject. If you are interested in people, current events and international relations then this would be an excellent subject to study in depth.

At AS level there are 2 units. People, Politics and Participation and Governing Modern Britain. At A2 level the units are The Politics of the USA and The Government of the USA.
In year 12 we study the Politics of the UK the regions of the UK and the EU.
In year 13 we study the USA.

Entry requirements

Government and Politics at A level requires good literacy skills. Grade B for GCSE English is a minimum requirement for this subject

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clyst Vale Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years