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Government and Politics A Level at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • People, politics and participation (AS)
  • Governing modern Britain (AS)
  • Ideologies (A2)
  • Political issues: Ideologies in action (A2)

Course content

Are you passionate about discovering how the Government really works in Britain?

Are you interested in analysing events from the past and hoping to improve the future?

Are you keen to learn more about why people choose to vote, what the advantages and disadvantages are of first past the post and proportional representation, the impact of the Human Rights Act and European Court of Human Rights upon the British political system, the differences between Capitalism, Communism and Fascism and how it is possible for extremist governments to be voted into power?

Then this is the right course for you!

A Level Government and Politics is an inter-disciplinary subject that brings together the study of history, economics, sociology and psychology. It is an exciting subject that encourages you to question how particular governments have come into power and chosen their particular policies. It is a well-respected subject and welcomed by all universities and employers in all career paths.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English and maths (specified at higher grades depending on individual subject choices)


You will be assessed by examinations.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

Pursue a career in law, civil service, politics education, journalism, business, finance, intelligence work, publishing, archeology, museum work, heritage or the armed forces

Progress on to Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.