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Government & Politics AS & A Level at Hampstead School

Course description

AS Year 12

  • Unit 1: People and Politics *50% of AS *25% of final GCE (exam)
    - Topic 1: People and Political Participation
    - Topic 2: Party Policies and Ideas
    - Topic 3: Elections
    - Topic 4: Pressure Groups
  • Unit 2: Governing the UK *50% of AS *25% of final GCE (exam)
    - Topic 1: The Constitution
    - Topic 2: Parliament
    - Topic 3: The Prime Minister and Cabinet
    - Topic 4: Judges and Civil Liberties

A2 Year 13

  • Unit 3B: Introducing Political Ideologies *25% of final GCE (exam)
    - Topic 1: Liberalism
    - Topic 2: Conservatism
    - Topic 3: Socialism
    - Topic 4: Anarchism
  • Unit 4B: Other Ideological traditions *25% of final GCE (exam)
    - Topic 1: Nationalism
    - Topic 2: Feminism
    - Topic 3: Ecologism
    - Topic 4: Multiculturalism

Entry requirements

Grade C in a Social Science GCSE (Geography, History, Leisure and Tourism, Religious Studies)

Future opportunities

Studying politics will prepare you for many forms of employment as well as further study. Studying politics also demonstrates that you understand the needs of the UK and how the country is run and what affects it. The subject will develop critical skills and writing abilities and as such is very well respected by universities. Having A level politics can lead you to university degree courses in politics, sociology, ethics, philosophy, advertising, media studies, cinema studies and journalism amongst others.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 January 2017
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