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Government and Politics A Level at Twyford CofE High School

Course description

To study this subject successfully you need to an interest in current affairs, political ideas, and how government operates.

Course content

UK Government and Politics of the UK -
The Nature and Sources of the British Constitution; The Structure and Role of Parliament; The Prime Minister and the Cabinet; The Judiciary; Devolution. Democracy and Participation; Elections and Referendums; Political Parties; Pressure Groups; E.U.
Government and Politics of the USA – the Constitutional Framework of the US Government; Congress; the Presidency; The Judiciary; The Electoral System; Political Parties; Pressure Groups; Civil Rights.
Political Ideas – Liberalism; Conservatism; Socialism; Nationalism

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 in English (Literature or Language)  and Grade 6 in Mathematics.


Three two hour papers.

Future opportunities

A Level Politics can lead you to study the subject at university and gain employment in a number of different fields including working for a political party or movement; education; the civil service.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twyford CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 December 2017
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