Government & Politics A Level at South Cheshire College
Studying Politics means studying the real world and developing the skills to make sense of that world. Politics is about people and power: who gets it, how they use it, and what makes a society fair. It is useful, interesting and challenging.
Politics is for people who have an interest in current affairs, and who enjoy debates and discussions. Students will have the opportunity to participate in visits to Parliament and to Washington DC, as well as various conferences and revision courses.
Most students are new to the study of Politics and will be encouraged to keep up to date with current affairs through newspapers, the internet and TV programmes such as Newsnight and Question Time.
The AS course focuses on British Politics, including:
- Voting behaviour and electoral systems
- Parties and Pressure groups
- Prime Minister and Cabinet
The A2 course is based on American Politics, covering topics such as:
- The Supreme Court
- The US electoral system
- Pressure groups
Generally, a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grade C, including English and Maths, but applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.
The course is a good foundation for a wide variety of university courses and careers such as law, journalism, government and teaching.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.