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Politics AS/A Level at Finchley Catholic High School

Course description

This course examines the historic systems and recent trends of politics in Britain and Europe to give a detailed understanding of how government works and how it has been used to address the biggest contemporary social and economic issues.

Course content

AS, we study various aspects of the British political and electoral system and consider questions like where power really lies. At A2, we examine how different parties and governments have dealt with issues like crime, education, climate change and the economy.

This course will suit anyone who enjoys debating complex contemporary issues, and evaluating different ideas. An interest in political news and issues is essential as much of the course is focused on current events.

Future opportunities

The A Level is a useful grounding for studying politics at degree level, but the skills of analysis and evaluation will be useful for many degrees, and will be a good preparation for a career in the media, the civil service or politics itself.

Further information

For more information on the Edexcel course we study, please visit our website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Finchley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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