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Government and Politics AS and A2 level at Monks Walk School

Course description

Why is David Cameron our Prime Minister?

Why do people join pressure groups like Fathers For Justice or Greenpeace?

These are just some of the questions students will explore in the first year of the course as they look at UK politics, including the role of parliament, parties, elections and the judiciary. A high level of literacy is needed to succeed at this subject. In the second year students will have the chance to study international politics. This involves looking at how countries work with, or against, each other; the reasons for conflicts such as in Iraq and Afghanistan; global issues like poverty, climate change and human rights; the power of the USA and the ‘War on Terror’ and the role of international organisations like the United Nations and the European Union.

Politics is a subject which requires up-to-date knowledge and students must be prepared to supplement their knowledge with material from newspapers, journals, television and the internet. This is one subject where watching TV and reading a quality newspaper is a key element of study!

Future opportunities

Politics is good preparation for a range of careers and degree courses. Possible career paths include law, business, journalism, media, public relations and politics itself.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks Walk School directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

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