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Politics A Level at Sandhurst School

Course description

Our political landscape is changing. With Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States and Britain deciding to exit the European Union, studying politics has never been so fascinating and interesting.

It is often said that “Knowledge is power” and this popular A Level gives you the knowledge to understand how governments and politics work, both in the UK and internationally. If you love debating politics with your friends or have been fascinated with what has been going on in the news recently, this A Level is the right choice for you.

Course content

The course is broken down into three components. The first topic we study is UK politics. Here, students explore core ideas such as conservatism and socialism. Students will also study how our democracy works, explore the British electoral system and political parties. The second topic we study is UK government. This enables students to understand where, how and by whom political decisions are made. Furthermore, students will investigate and debate the role of non-core political ideas such as feminism, nationalism and anarchism. The third topic is comparative politics. In this component students will study the US constitution and government. In light of the recent US Presidential elections, students will debate, investigate and question the role and relevance of America as a world leader.

Entry requirements

A grade 6 in English.

Future opportunities

As politics touches every aspect of society, students will find that this course has a universal appeal. Students who have taken the A Level politics course may study politics , law, humanities, international relations or journalism at university. Furthermore you will gain many analytical and practical skills, including the ability to conduct research, oral and written communication and IT, all of which are invaluable in today’s employment market.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years