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Government and Politics A2 level at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

This course offers a structured foundation of political knowledge on which to develop skills for citizenship and further study whilst providing a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for those who do not progress to further study in the subject. For those who wish to continue it offers four routes through the A-level programme, giving students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of aspects of the subject at a higher level.

The course gives an emphasis on contemporary politics and current areas of constitutional concern, and will focus on the UK and US governments. It aims to integrate conceptual ideas with a more descriptive approach, to be accessible to all students and to stimulate a more analytical approach at A-level. The specification contributes to an understanding of the nature of politics by giving students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of the politics of the UK, including its local, national and global dimensions.

Course content

The A-level consists of the following units: representation in the USA (unit 3) and governing the USA (unit 4).

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE English.

Future opportunities

The study of government and politics is highly valued by universities and is suitable for a range of careers including those in the areas of law, business, economics, politics (local and national) and international relations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years