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Government and Politics at Aston Academy

Course description

Simply, because it affects everything that you do. Studying Politics will give you a greater insight into society and the complexity surrounding decisions that are made. The course allows you to focus on some of today’s most interesting and significant issues and will give you a real insight into the workings of the modern world. You will: take part in heated debates, participate in active learning, compete in team projects and express your ideas in written work. You will be taken to Westminster and meet our local MP.


Course content

Year One
Topics: People and Politics, Governing the UK. You will develop an understanding of the British political system and the nature of mass political and democratic participation. You will study elections, political parties, pressure groups and protest movements, the constitution, the role of Parliament, The Prime Minister and Cabinet, and voting behaviour and the Media
Year Two
Topics: Political Ideologies - nationalism and feminism, Global Politics and Globalisation. Could we do away with the government altogether? What are the implications of Brexit? Will Scotland have another Independence referendum? Why do only 65% of the electorate vote in elections?

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics, English Language. If you have studied Geography or History at GCSE then a grade 5 or above is an advantage but not essential.


There will be three two-hour examinations at the end of the two year course (100%)

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Future opportunities

Politics is useful for a whole range of degree level subjects including: Psychology, Law, Sociology and many others. Students who take Politics can progress to a broad range of careers including: Law, Public service, Teaching and Journalism to name just some.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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