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Government & Politics AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School

Course description

Government & Politics is an independent discipline

in its own right, a worthy aspiration to study later at

university. At Millfield, this A level can work well with

any combination of subjects, although the most

common might be History, English, Economics,

Philosophy, or Modern Languages.

Course content

In the Lower Sixth year (AS) pupils study British

Government & Politics and also look at the

relationship between the UK and the EU: topics

include UK elections, protest (pressure groups,

parties, redress of grievance) and ‘macro-political’

issues such as the functions and powers of the

Houses of Parliament, the power relationship

between the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the

importance of the Civil Service.


In the Upper Sixth year (A2) pupils study broadly

similar themes in American Government & Politics

as well as making comparisons between the USA

and the UK. Pupils will NOT be required to write


Entry requirements

Grade C at GCSE English Language

is essential as a minimum and, depending upon other

results, grade B is desirable.


This course is assessed by examination only.

Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be
 payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

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


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    • By Rail 

      Rail users may travel to Castle Cary (12 miles), Bath (30 miles), Bristol (29 miles) or Yeovil Junction (19 miles).

      By Road

      From the M5 leave the motorway at junction 23 and join the A39 eastwards. From the M3 leave the motorway at junction 8 and join the A303 westwards and then the B3151 for Millfield

      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.