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A Level Government & Politics at The Windsor Boys' School

Course description

Government and Politics would suit students who have a strong interest in current affairs, an appetite for debating and are genuinely interested in how decisions are made and who controls power. Students currently studying the course are concerned with how democracy works, the impact individual people can have on the political process either through elections or student riots and also the various views and policies of the different political parties.

Students also examine the technical aspects of how Parliament works, whether or not the Prime Minister has too much power and also the impact of the European Union and the effectiveness of the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies and the Scottish Parliament.

A2 students build on their technical knowledge from AS, to explore the workings of the USA, from Presidential power, to the role of protest groups and the impact of the individual states.

At A.S. Level

Unit 6GPO1: People and Politics

Unit 6GPO2: Governing the UK

At A2 Level

Unit 6GPO3: Route C - Representative Processes in the USA

Unit 6GPO4: Route C – Governing the USA

Entry requirements

Government & Politics remains an academically rigorous and demanding subject, recognised by all the major Universities, therefore the department asks that student achieve at least a B grade at GCSE level in an essay-based subject (e.g. English Language or Literature, History or Religious Studies).The course works particularly well if students combine Government and Politics with History, Law or Economics, however this is not a pre requisite and students are welcome regardless of their other subject choices.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Windsor Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years