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Politics at Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Course description

Politicians have a huge power over us but how much power do we have over politicians? 

What is the role of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet?

What power struggles occur between politicians?

How are policies which affect all of our lives made?

Course content

UK Politics

Entry requirements

You must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including at least a grade 4 in English Language.


There will be three examinations, one for each component. Each examination is 2 hours and worth are worth one-third of the qualification.

Future opportunities

Studying Politics will develop critical analytical skills and writing abilities and as such is very well respected by Universities as a rigorous subject. It is useful if you wish to study History or any Social Science, such as Economics or Business at University. It is particularly useful for those interested in careers in Law, Journalism and, of course, Politics.

Some students may wish to go on to study Politics in Higher Education. This will allow you to seek employment in a range of politically-related environments including the civil service, local government, the European Commission, working with an MP or MEP, in the headquarters of one the leading political parties, pressure groups and think tanks. Even if you choose another subject, Politics allows you to acquire a range of key skills and attributes that will be highly prized by employers in management, marketing, public relations, retail, accountancy and banking..

Further information

Check our website for the most up-to-date course details.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birkenhead Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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