Summary of course content:

Politics is the most relevant and current A level you can study – whilst lessons follow the specification, they are constantly evolving to fit in with current political trends and issues. It is different to any GCSE you have studied. There is a big focus on critical debate and evaluation. You will look at big questions in the world of politics, and consider the impact they have on society as a whole. You will learn how our system of government and politics works. Let’s be honest, you will be joining the fastest growing demographic of voters influencing the future direction of our country… No pressure!!!

The course enables you to develop a wide range of skills including:

  • the ability to comprehend, synthesise and interpret political information
  • analyse and evaluate political knowledge
  • identify connections, assess similarities and differences between the areas studied
  • select relevant material and construct and communicate arguments clearly and coherently using appropriate political vocabulary

You will study the following units:

Unit 1- UK Politics

Unit 2- UK Government

Unit 3- Comparative Politics- USA

Progression and Career routes:

Many students who take Government and Politics go on to study Politics at university. From there you might become a researcher, join local or national government or even start on the path to become a future Prime Minister! But there are other job options too. If you fancy a career in journalism or the media, this course is very useful. Students also go on to become teachers or work in the legal profession

How to access this course:

GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Literature

GCSE grade 5 in a humanities subject e.g. History, Geography, REP

An interest in politics and current affairs

A willingness to contribute ideas and engage in lesson discussion