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A Level Government and Politics at Wootton Upper School and Arts College

Course description

Students following the AS course will study two modules concerned with how the UK is governed. In Year 2 students will study two further modules dealing with major political ideologies. There is no coursework in either the AS or the A2 course.

Entry requirements

Government & Politics is a well-established and expanding subject across Wootton Academy Trust. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of Politics in order to begin an AS course. It is more important that you have a lively desire to explore new ideas and opinions together with the ability to communicate effectively. Students must achieve a GCSE grade B in at least one of English Language, History, Geography, Sociology or Religious Studies full course.

Future opportunities

Recent examination results have been good and a significant number of students have gone on to study Politics or related subjects at University. Here are a few facts and figures:

  •  In the past three academic years an average of 82% of students have gained A, B, or C grades at Advanced Level. Moreover, 60% achieved grades A*-B.
  •  Only one person has not achieved the A level pass standard in the last 9 years.
  •  Former students have progressed to a range of degree courses including many related to Politics. In addition students have moved on to degrees in Law, Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Studies. Those entering employment have gained positions in catering, journalism and estate agency amongst other things.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wootton Upper School and Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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