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Government and Politics AS/A2 Level at The Grange School

Course description

The A level Government and Politics specification has been designed to encourage an interest in the study of politics. It will enable students to develop an insight into political beliefs, central to an understanding of the modern world. Content is updated to include current political developments and encourages students to engage in contemporary political debate.

Course content

In this course you will study the following four units over the two years: Unit 1: People and Politics Unit 2: Governing the UK Unit 3: Key Themes in Political Analysis (Representative Processes in the USA) Unit 4: Extended Themes in Political Analysis (Governing the USA) Unit 4 will include an in-depth study of the political system in the United States today.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of five GCSE’s grade C or above, with at least a grade B in English. You will be expected to purchase the recommended text books for AS and A2.


The AS level forms 50% of the assessment of the full A level. All assessment is through written modular examinations which will be completed in the summer term. A variety of modes of assessment will be used, including short-answer questions, stimulus response, extended writing and essays. Students will have a choice of questions within the examinations for each unit.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years