Government & Politics AS/A2

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

Code SHS9
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

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

 

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How will it be delivered?

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Entry requirements

You do not need to have studied this subject at GCSE.

Your next steps...

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.