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Government and Politics A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

If you want to challenge the system and challenge politicians and debate meaningful issues, then this course is for you.

Whether you want to get into politics, become a journalist, enter law, or simply want to add a highly-rated Social Science A-level to your CV, this course can get you started on the way to your dream career.


Course content

You will learn about political participation in the UK and the USA both in and beyond elections including:

  • Political parties and what makes them tick
  • Electoral systems and how they influence results
  • Pressure groups and their methods
  • Human rights and how they are upheld or violated, by law makers, judiciaries and governments.


Entry requirements

You’’ll need five GCSEs at C grade or above including either English Language or English Literature.


You will be taught using active and collaborative learning approaches, as well as individual reading and written assignments. You will be expected to keep up with current affairs by reading newspapers, watching and listening to the news and you will also be given access to a rich array of visual and auditory resources to help you through the course website.

Future opportunities

A-level Government and Politics will help you gain access to university to study Social Sciences, including Politics and Sociology, Law, Medicine, History, English and many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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    • St Peter’s Campus is our most recent development situated on the banks of the River Wear near the University of Sunderland’s main St Peter’s campus. It provides advanced facilities and resources for our 16 to 19 year old academic and vocational students.

      Designed to improve the learning experience it features fully equipped modern classrooms, a river side refectory and patio, open access IT areas, a large open plan Learning Centre and purpose built science laboratories.