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Government and Politics A Level at Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Government and Politics (Pearson)

This A level course is designed to give students an understanding of contemporary British & American politics. By exploring the structures in which decisions are made, we aim to develop active, engaged and critical citizens.

Year 12

The Government of the United Kingdom.

The Politics of the United Kingdom.

Year 13

Political ideas including Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Feminism.

Comparative Government: the system of the United States of America compared with the British system.

Oral work: group class discussion, debate, seminars, tutorials and presentations.

Written work: will include essays, exam practice, data/stimulus response and reading exercises.

Annually, the Politics students are responsible for organising a Political Exercise examining a key political issue. The four day campaign will culminate in a whole school vote. Recent issues have included: Euthanasia, the Citizen and the Law, our links with the European Union, The Monarchy versus Republic debate and Freedom of Speech. Students are encouraged to attend Debating Society.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature


Component 1: 2 hours written paper (worth 33.3% of the A Level)

Component 2: 2 hours written paper (worth 33.3% of the A Level)

Component 3: 2 hours written paper (worth 33.3% of the A Level)

Future opportunities

The intellectual rigor of this A Level and the skills you develop will support you in any university course you follow.  Many of our students have gone on to read: Law, Politics, International Relations, Social Policy, Modern Languages, History and Criminology.

Further information

We believe that the study of Government and Politics nurtures thinking, literate and articulate young people, who will thrive regardless of what career path they follow.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 23 October 2018
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