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Government and Politics at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

The Advanced Subsidiary Government and Politics specification allows
you to develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political
system of the UK, through the study of two compulsory units. The first
focuses on participation and voting behaviour, electoral systems, political
parties and pressure groups/protest movements and the second on the
process of government, looking at parliamentary structures, core
executives and multi-level governance in both Wales and the UK as a
whole. The course on the seconds year focuses upon the Government and
Politics of the UDA. This course will enable you to develop a wide range of
skills including the ability to comprehend, synthesise and interpret
political information; analyse and evaluate political knowledge; identify
connections, similarities and differences between the areas studied select
relevant material and construct and communicate arguments clearly and
coherently using appropriate political vocabulary. The course also offers a
range of opportunities to acquire naturally occurring evidence for your
Key Skills Portfolio. This course is perfect for students with the ability to
debate.

Course content

Advanced Subsidiary
GP 1- People, Politics and Participation – this will focus o voting
behaviour, the electoral system, political parties and pressure groups
GP2 – Governing Modern Wales – this will focus on the British
Constitution, the core executives in Wales and Westminster and the
European Union.

Advanced Level
GP3 – The Politics of the USA – this will focus on the electoral process,
voting behaviour and pressure groups.
GP4 – The Government of the USA – this will focus on the constitutional
framework, US congress and the Supreme Court.
Method of Assessment/Examination:
During this AS course you are expected to sit two examinations
GP1- People, Politics and Participation. This will be an hour and a half
examination. Candidates will be expected to answer two structured
source-based questions from a choice of four.
GP2 –Governing Modern Wales. This will be an hour and a half
examination. Candidates will be expected to answer two structured
source-based questions from a choice of four.
GP3 – The Politics of the USA – This will be an hour and a half
examination. Candidates will be expected to answer two questions from
a choice of four.
GP4 – The Government of the USA – This will be an hour and a half
examination. Candidates will be expected to answer two questions from
a choice of four.

Entry requirements

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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