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Government and Politics A-Level at John Port School

Course description

In year 12, students will study the British political system and the ways in which people participate in a modern liberal democracy. The course will look at the major political parties and consider the key political actors over the last 30 years, Thatcher, Blair, Brown and Cameron. Students will consider the role that pressure groups play in our political system by looking at what they do to achieve their aims. This will involve a consideration of a range of groups and tactics including PETA, Greenpeace Anti-austerity groups. In unit 2 students will explore the constitution, prime minister, parliament and judiciary and consider how they have developed over time.

In Year 13, students will explore the major political ideas including Marxism, Liberalism, Anarchism, Feminism, Conservatism, Fascism and Ecologism. Students will look at the major ideas that have shaped major world events and learn about the key theorists.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement for the Sixth Form applies. In addition to the general entry requirement for the Sixth Form, the minimum requirement for the course is a grade B in GCSE English.

Future opportunities

Students can follow a number of career options including law, journalism, armed forces, civil service and political research.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years