A Level Politics at Bournemouth School for Girls
You are keen, mature, aware, inquisitive, with an interest in current affairs and are ambitious to enter Law, Management
(Public Relations), Journalism, the Civil Service, Industry, Nursing, the Public Services, University or Parliament! We have just the course for you.
Have you ever wondered about the answers to the following questions?
- We say we are a democracy – but is it really true?
- Are our liberties properly protected?
- Why didn't Labour win the last election?
- Why have Greenpeace been a successful pressure group?
- Should people and animals have the same rights?
The answer to these and many questions will be revealed!
AS LevelUNIT 1 - F851 Description of Subject Content
Contemporary Politics of the UK.
Political parties, pressure groups, elections, electoral systems, voting behaviour.
contemporary Government of the UK
Prime Minister and Cabinet, Parliament, the Judiciary, Civil
Service and the Constitution.
A LevelUNIT 3 - F854 Description of Subject Content
Political Ideas and Concepts
Democratic Theory, Rights, Power and Authority,
Ideologies, the Role of the State.
Political Ideas and Concepts in Practice.
In depth study of political ideas and concepts such as Democracy, Power, Authority, Rights in practice and their impact.
As Politics is a social science, it can be studied equally well by girls who are taking Arts or Science based A levels. It is certainly not necessary to have studied GCSE History in order to handle the course.
Although Politics is not studied lower down the school, it is as equally acceptable to universities and colleges as any other A level you might consider taking. Whether your motivation is academic, career-orientated or pure curiosity, the main requirement is to have an interest in the subject. You do not need a great deal of knowledge of political affairs in order to start the course but you do need to have some interest in current affairs, debates, or controversies, so candidates will be expected to acquaint themselves with quality newspapers, periodicals, journals and current affairs programmes on both T.V. and radio.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bournemouth School for Girls directly.