Government and Politics AS/A Level at Fortismere School
If you have an interest in how political decisions are reached and who has the power to influence them you will enjoy this course. It provides many opportunities for discussion and debate, and complements the study of many other AS subjects, such as History and Philosophy, extremely well.
Module 1 - People and Politics
Students are introduced to the key channels of communication between government and the people. It encourages them to evaluate the adequacy of existing arrangements for ensuring representative democracy and participation.
Module 2 - Governing the UK
Students are introduced to the major governmental processes in the UK. It encourages them to develop a critical understanding of the role and effectiveness of key institutions, and of the relationship amongst them in the context of multi-level government,
Module 3 - Key Themes in Political Analysis: Introducing Political Ideologies
An introduction to the subject of political ideology; an examination of the major ideas of liberalism, conservatism and socialism.
Module 5 - Extended Themes in Political Analysis: Other Ideological Traditions
Examines the ideological traditions that have developed out of, or have emerged in opposition to, liberalism, conservatism and socialism (i.e nationalism, anarchism, fascism, and feminism).
Grade B or above in English Language is required and a B or above in a Humanities subject (History, Sociology, Geography or Religious Studies).
Module 1 - 25% of total A Level
Module 2 - 25% of total A Level
Module 3 - 25% of total A Level
Module 5 - 25% of total A Level
You will study through a mixture of teacher-led activity, student presentations, debate and workshops. You will work in groups and individually. A number of visits (parliament, Downing Street) and conferences are organised. You will be required to read around the subject extensively and stay up to date with current political events.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fortismere School directly.