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Government & Politics at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description



Outline of the Course

Unit 1: UK Politics

Part 1: The UK Political system

Part 2: Core Ideological Ideas: Liberalism, Conservatism & Socialism

Unit 2: UK Government

Part 1: UK Parliament, Prime Minister and Judiciary

Part 2: Alternative Ideological Ideas: Feminism

Component 3: Comparative US Politics 

  • The US Political system

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in English Language or 7 in History 

May be accepted on the course: 6 in English Language or 6 in History



Type of Assessment




Written examination

2 hours



Written examination

2 hours



Written examination

2 hours


Financial information

There is likely to be a class visit to London in the Autumn term to a conference addressed by prominent politicians. The total cost of this will be in the region of £35.

Future opportunities

Advanced GCE in Government and Politics could lead to a wide range of careers and higher education courses. You could take it with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in areas of Governments and Politics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Government and Politics such as working for the local or national government within areas of housing, tax, education, travel and other areas of government. You could also train further to become a member of parliament! The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the government related sectors.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year