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Government and Politics A - AS Level at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

Course description

This A Level is for students who are mainly interested in current affairs and wish to gain a better understanding of the world and the way in which it affects people's lives. It provides them with a balanced and stimulating introduction to politics by examining each fundamental liberty to ascertain what the law and practice have to say about their content. On completion, students will know what freedoms they have to organise meetings, the exercise of powers over citizens by ministers, the electoral system, voting behaviour, and the operation of representative democracy. As nothing is right or wrong in politics, it is an ideal basis for encouraging independent and critical thinking.

Course content

A Level Government & Politics has four units of assessment:

AS Units:

Unit 1: People & politics: Introduces students 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.

Unit 2: Governing the US introduces students to the major Governmental processes within the UK. It encourages them to develop a critical understanding of the role and effectiveness of key institutions

A2 Units:

Introduces students to key themes in political analysis. Students will need to study the following topics:

Unit 3: Representative Processes in the USA.
Unit 4: Governing the USA.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grade A - C, a minimum of Grade C in English. To continue to A2 in this subject, you will need to achieve a C at AS.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shooters Hill Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2016
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