Government &Politics at Herschel Grammar School
The course involves investigating the political institutions of Britain and Europe. You will look at the major parties and how they think, the Houses of Parliament, elections and electoral systems, and the laws that rule us: all will be examined in depth. If you enjoy reading about controversial issues such as law and order, race relations, ideologies such as Thatcherism, New Labour, the controversies relating to the war on terror and civil liberties, and the new era of coalition politics, this A Level should be one of your choices. You will be expected to read widely and write essays of course, but more important is your willingness to debate ideas with others, and have opinions of your own. A love of current affairs, newspapers and debating is essential.
Government & Politics is an excellent qualification for those of you thinking of a career in Law, the Media and of course Government itself. We visit the Houses of Parliament, attend study seminars in London and meet the politicians themselves. You will be taught by experienced teachers who are Edexcel examiners and moderators. Government & Politics has excellent pass rates and students achieve the highest grades.
In addition to the general entry requirements for the Herschel Consortium, you will need at least a Grade B in both English Language and a Humanities subject. If you have a lively and enquiring mind, and a desire to explore new ideas, this is the option for you.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herschel Grammar School directly.