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Government & Politics AS & A Level at Barking Abbey School

Course description

Year 12

This course is entitled People and Politics and Governing the UK and deals with British and to a lesser extent, American politics. It involves a study of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Parliament, The Judiciary, Law, Political Parties, Pressure Groups, the E.U. and elections. A good deal of emphasis is laid on independent learning and comparing different viewpoints on key issues.

Year 13

This course is entitled Modern Ideologies and Doctrines, and is an in-depth study of the ideas that lie behind much political activity. We deal with the extremes of Fascism, Anarchism and Communism along with more mainstream ideologies such as Liberalism, Conservatism, Feminism and Socialism and then study the ideologies which have developed out of, or merged in opposition to these. Students will learn about the ideas behind Nationalism, Anarchism, Feminism, Ecologism and Multiculturalism.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in at least one Humanities subject

GCSE English Literature and English Language Grade B


There will be four examinations, two at the end of each year, with some exams sat in June.

Maximum group size = 25

Future opportunities

Government and Politics can lead to a wide variety of careers, ranging from Journalism to Law to Business as students will acquire a wide variety of skills which are useful in many careers, Civil Service/Local Government.

Further information

For further information see Ms Brunskill

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barking Abbey School directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2016
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