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Politics AS & A Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

During the first year of the course you will learn about people and politics in the UK, including political parties and elections, and the UK ’s system of government. In the second year you will study political representation and governing in the USA.

Course content

AS course: 1st Year

  • Unit 1 - People, Politics and Participation:  Focuses on political participation, including elections, political parties, voting behaviour, protest groups.
  • Unit 2 - Governing Modern Britain:  Concentrates on the system of government, including the constitution, Parliament, the Prime Minister and Cabinet, judges and civil liberty.

A2 course: 2nd Year

  • Unit 3 - The Politics of the USA:  Takes forward the issues of representation, elections, parties and protest in an American context.
  • Unit 4 - Politics and Power:  Looks at the Constitution, the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court.

Entry requirements

GCSE English at grade C or above. You should also have an interest in the government, politics and current affairs and some background knowledge about British politics will be helpful. GCSE average 5.0 or above.


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Future opportunities

Many students choose to move onto degree courses or take employment in areas including local government, public relations, national politics, journalism, law and teaching.

Further information

You may like to join the Law Society or Sociology Society. Politics students are also given access to politicians who visit the College and in the past have taken part in press and television reports about political issues. There is also an optional trip to the USA.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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