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A Level Politics at Watford Grammar School for Boys

Course description

AS - 2 units

Unit 1: People, Politics and Participation

Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain

A2 - 2 units

Unit 3: The Politics of the USA

Unit 4: The Government of the USA

In the Lower Sixth students look at a variety of the different institutions and practises which are particular to British politics. These range from constitutional debates to the roles and influence of pressure groups. Students will all have the opportunity to visit the Palace of Westminster and the new Supreme Court. The aim of the course at AS is to introduce key political concepts and is accessible for those who have not studied Politics previously. The course offers the opportunity to develop a range of skills including analysis, interpretation and the coherent presentation of findings. These will be tested in short examinations for AS and examination and the comparison study of US Government at A2.

Areas of study have been chosen to provide interest and breadth to students in the Sixth Form. Teaching uses a range of sources to encourage discussion and the development of examination technique. Politics is a very popular option at this level and offers students a wide range of university and career options. All students will have the opportunity to participate in the department’s visit to Washington in October 2015.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enter the Sixth Form must achieve a minimum of six GCSEs at grade B. Students will also require a Grade B in GCSE History or English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Watford Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years