Government and Politics A Level at Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School
It is fast paced, exciting and there are no right or wrong answers only what you are able to argue convincingly! If you enjoy engaging with current affairs and political issues and are interested in who wields power and influence in our modern world then Government and Politics is the subject for you.
The course involves a great deal of reading, note-taking and essay writing so you must feel confident in these skills. An enquiring mind and a determination to work hard are essential, as is an interest in current affairs in order to appreciate the broad impact of politics.
We follow the AQA Specification and there is no coursework element, you will be required to take 2 exams at AS and 2 exams at A2. Students sit exams in January and June and each exam is worth 25% of your final A-Level Grade.
Politics will be a new subject to the majority of you and is therefore an opportunity to study something fresh and new. Studying politics will give you an insight into the way the world around you works at local national and European levels. You will be encouraged to debate and discuss, critically analyse and present arguments both orally and through essay writing, these skills are essential whether you decide to go into Higher Education or a career after A-Levels. As part of the Government and Politics course we visit Parliament for a tour and to meet with our local MP and visit the Supreme Court. The Government and Politics Department also leads an enrichment visit to Washington and New York where students visit UN Headquarters, The White House, Congress, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School directly.