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Government & Politics A-Level at King's Oak Academy

Course description

At a time of crisis around the world, can you afford not to study government and politics?

Course content

Year 1

People and Politics: You will study democracy in the UK, political parties and what they believe in, how elections work and why voting matters, and the role pressure groups play in our democracy. 
Governing the UK: You will learn about the UK constitution and where power lies in the UK, the roles of parliament, prime minister and cabinet.

Year 2

Representative processes in the USA: You will study US political parties and pressure groups, elections in the USA and racial and ethnic politics: does the election of Barack Obama really mean America has moved on from its racist past? 
Governing the USA:
 You will study how America was born as a nation and the importance of its constitution, the role presidents play on the world stage and at home, whether congress really is the 'broken branch' of government and if supreme court justices are just politicians in disguise.


Entry requirements

Grade B in English or History


AS-Level: 2 x 80 minute exams 
A2-Level: 2 x 90 minute exams

Future opportunities


You would be able to go on to further study at University in most Arts and Social Science subjects including English; sociology; psychology; history; politics; economics; media studies and journalism.


Teaching; academia; banking; journalism; the civil service and politics.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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