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Government & Politics A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

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.

Course content

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
  • Parliament

The A2 course is based on American Politics, covering topics such as:

  • Congress
  • The Supreme Court
  • The US electoral system
  • Pressure groups

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.