A Level Politics at Watford Grammar School for Boys
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.
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.