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Goverment and Politics A Level at Cramlington Learning Village

Course description

A Level Government and Politics provides an introduction to the study of politics. It examines the way the UK is governed within the context of the European Union and considers the changing nature of the UK political system. AS begins with an investigation into democracy, elections, political parties and pressure groups in the UK. It concludes with a detailed analysis of the legislature (Parliament), the executive (Prime Minister and Cabinet) and the judiciary. The AS course will include a visit to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. A2 examines eight political ideologies and their impact on individuals and communities. Government and Politics is a demanding course. In order to be successful you need to be properly prepared. You will need to be prepared to read extensively and be able to write about topic sand issues in depth.

Course content

Year 12:
Unit 1 - People and Politics (80 minute exam)
Unit 2 - Governing the UK (80 minute exam)

Year 13:
Unit 3- Introducing Political Ideologies (90 minute exam)
Unit 4 - Further Political Ideologies (90 minute exam)

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSEs across a range of subjects. B in English is required.


All modules are assessed by written examinations. In year 12 units 1 & 2 are assessed in May. In year 13 units 3 and 4 are assessed in June. All students will complete timed exam practice papers on a regular basis.

Future opportunities

This course is a very useful qualification for any occupation which involves working with people such as journalism, law, business management, teaching and the police.

For those wishing to proceed to Higher Education, Government and Politics is useful for the study of subjects such as Law, History, English and Social Science subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cramlington Learning Village directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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