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Government and Politics AS/A Level at Fitzharrys School

Course description

This subject is still a legacy A level. This means that the result of the AS exams contributes 50% to theoverall A level marks, the second 50% coming from exams at the end of year 13 on the A2 modules

Course content


Unit 1: People, Politics

Unit 2: Governingthe UK


Unit 3: Ideologies

Unit 4: The Government of the USA


Entry requirements

• An interest in the world around you, including enjoyment of reading/watching the news.

• An ability to think critically about the world, particularly our social and political systems.

• An enjoyment of discussion, debate and other exchanges of opinion.

• Ability to think critically, come up with questions and a willingness to ask these in class.

• A love of reading.

• Ability to write coherently and strong literacy skills.

• Ability to analyse information critically.


Unit 1: Essay paper 25% of A2, 50% of AS.

Unit 2: Essay paper 25% of A2, 50% of AS

Unit 3: Essay paper 25% of A2

Unit 4: Essay paper 25% of A2

Future opportunities

  • journalism  
  • politics  
  • social work 
  • law 
  • teaching 
  • social policy or research 
  • any job that involves: presentations, analysis of data, making a case or defending a position.

Further information

We will use a variety of learning techniques in the classroom. Students will be expected to participate in discussion and debate, to conduct research and to present wr itten summaries and analysis of material

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 September 2016
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