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Government and Politics A Level at The Leventhorpe School

Course description

A Level Government and Politics will enable you to understand how the UK and US governments works as they make day-to-day decisions about the running of the country. The course will draw on up to the minute modern politics and will challenge you to critically reflect on current political issues. You should have an interest in political matters and current affairs and a willingness to think deeply and analytically. You should be prepared for independent study and to read around the course. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of politics to study this course. This is a highly respected qualification which would open doors to any higher education degree. You will develop a broad knowledge of both UK and US political systems including a European dimension.

Course content

A2 US Government and Politics Units include:

  • Elections
  • Civil rights
  • The Presidency
  • Supreme Court
  • The Constitution
  • Pressure groups
  • Legislature

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE History.


A2 50% of overall A Level: Two written examinations that are predominantly essay based, with some stimulus source material.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years