Welcome to Politics (Video Coming Soon)
Why choose this course?
This course allows you to study contemporary politics and develop a strong understanding of the factors shaping both the British and Global systems. You will also gain insight into some of the great political ideas that have shaped the world we live in.
This subject helps in the development of discussion and debating skills and encourages you to think beyond the constraints of a textbook.
Course Content/Main Topics
Component 1: UK Politics
1. Political Participation, students will study:
• Democracy and participation, political parties, electoral
systems, voting behaviour and the media.
2. Core Political Ideas, students will study:
• Conservatism, liberalism, socialism.
Component 2: UK Government
1. UK Government, students will study:
• The constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive,
relationships between the branches.
2. Non-core political ideas, students will study:
• One idea from the following: anarchism, ecology, feminism,
Component 3: Comparative Politics
For Global Politics students will study:
• Sovereignty and globalisation, global governance: political
and economic, global governance: human rights and
environmental, power and developments, regionalism and
the European Union, comparative theories.
Careers and Higher Education
Well regarded by all universities, A Level Politics can lead
directly to single subject degrees in Politics or International
Relations, and to a wide variety of combined courses. There is
a considerable range of options open to graduates, including TV
and newspaper journalism, the law, the home and diplomatic
civil service, local government, business management and
100% exam. There are two, 3-hour exams.
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language
Ms R Woods
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