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Government & Politics AS & A Level at Ashlyns School

Course description

Few academic subjects are as central to our everyday lives as Government and Politics. Politics dominates domestic and foreign news and political decisions help to determine how we are educated, housed, cared for in hospital and kept secure from crime and violence.

The study of Politics is concerned primarily with analysing how and why Governments interact with society. We explore why people vote the way they do; why Governments and Regimes rise and fall; how political decisions are made, centrally and locally; how people can pursue their own political aims; and why international questions are central to us all.

Students will also study the European Community, globalisation, human rights, international relations, how our political institutions actually work, how and why the political agenda emerges and how laws are made. We also develop an understanding of different political systems and different levels of government, comparing the practices of the British and United States systems of government. Candidates will have the opportunity to study different political ideologies and theories; for example conservatism, environmentalism, liberalism and socialism.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in English Language or History.

Further information

We attend Sixth Form conferences and events of special interest, as well as benefiting from a range of high-profile visiting politicians and speakers to Ashlyns School.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 October 2016
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