What will I be studying?
This A level course studies British politics over the last two decades. The emphasis is very much upon current developments such as Britain's relationship with Europe and current changes to the Welfare State. We also study the main institutions within Britain's political system such as Parliament and the Prime Minister. We aim to turn out better informed voters who really understand the political environment in which we live.
What does this subject involve?
There will be lots of discussion of key points. Short answer work and essays.
What skills or qualities will I need?
An interest in the subject
An inquiring and lively mind
An enjoyment of discussion and debate
An ability to express yourself well in discussion and on paper
An openness to new ideas and other people's views
You do not need to have studied this subject at GCSE.
A Government and Politics A level is useful forcareers in:
accountancy, law, banking and finance, business, civil service, human resources, management, journalism, medicine, politics, television and radio.