Politics A Level
- September 2021, Full Time
“Does voting change anything? Who should be able to vote? How am I supposed to know who or what to vote for? Do politicians have to do what I want or what they say they’ll do? Can anyone stop them from doing whatever they want? How can I make them listen to me?” Politics will help you to answer questions like these and many more.
The first year of the course is about how people can take part in politics and how the UK political system works. In the second year you will study political ideologies ranging from conservatism to feminism and in the second half of the ear you will study global politics, covering issues ranging from climate change to the EU. Studying Politics will help you to understand why society works in the way that it does. You will develop your skills in debating, analysis and written communication. Politics goes well with subjects which encourage debate, reading and essay writing.
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Your time at our sixth form is about much more than gaining a qualification. You will be treated as an adult and an individual, supported to explore your passions and interests.
Applicants should also have a minimum of six GCSEs at grades 9-4, including GCSE English Language.
Successful students usually have an interest in current affairs and how society works, and use social media, news websites, newspapers, television and radio news to keep up to date. You will need to be open to discussing different perspectives on things and communicating this through essay writing.
Three examinations will be sat at the end of the second year which all examine responses to essay style questions. There will be a variety of internal assessments throughout the two years.
The content covered in this A Level is likely to be especially useful if you are thinking about going on to study university courses such as Politics, International Relations, History and Law, and the skills you will learn, such as analysing and evaluating information, discussion and communicating in writing will be useful in a wide range of other subjects as well such as English, Philosophy and Business.
The skills you learn on this course will also help you in a variety of careers such as in the civil service, law or journalism.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop