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Government and Politics A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Politics is about compromise; it's about power; it's about government.

Politics is the way in which a society or a group manages different views, conflict and disagreement. Politics is about compromise; it is about power; it is about government. We look at these aspects through studies of UK and global politics, examining the political structures and issues of debate both in the UK and around the world.
You will develop research and communication skills through a balanced handling of political questions, an interest in citizenship and an up-to-date knowledge of current affairs. You will develop your analytical skills by evaluating political concepts and arguments from competing and sometimes controversial perspectives. These are skills highly valued by Higher Education institutions and employers.

There is an active student-led Politics society, and a programme of visiting speakers. The department organises annual study trips to the Houses of Parliament in London, and an international residential trip. Politics students go on to study a wide variety of subjects at university, including PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), international relations, law, journalism and history.

"I love the open debates we have in class, I feel so comfortable to contribute and it is such an exciting part of the course where you really get to apply your knowledge to real life issues happening today." Wizzy Farmer

Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Government and Politics: GCSE Grade 6 in English (Language or Literature)

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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