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Government & Politics AS & A Level at Sir John Deane's College

Course description

Politics has an impact on the way we all live and you will learn about how decisions are made that affect all our lives. This is a challenging and interesting subject that will enable you to understand how the political system works at local, national and European levels. At Sir John Deane’s Politics is a new subject to the majority of students and provides a great opportunity to study something fresh and different.

Course content

Topics covered in the study of Politics include electoral systems, parties, pressure groups and the American political system. It is particularly important that you have an enquiring mind, a desire to learn about how the political system works and its impact on you, the citizen.

You will be encouraged to develop your skills in critical and analytical thinking, note making, research, oral and presentation skills, all of which will be essential to you whether you decide to go into Higher Education or into a career after A Levels.

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Our students have visited the Houses of Parliament to experience Question Time in the Commons and toured the Palace of Westminster to see politics in action. We have recently visited Washington DC and will look to do this again in the future.

Future opportunities

Politics is particularly useful if you are considering a career in law, business/retail management, the media or Civil Service. However the knowledge and skills which the study of Politics will give you will be welcomed by any employer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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