Government & Politics - A Level (Edexcel)apply now Options
|Course Title||Government & Politics - A Level (Edexcel)|
|Start Date||9th September 2019|
|Fees||Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment|
About the Course
A levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can choose to study three A levels over two years or a combination of A Levels and vocational A Level equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Certificates (equivalent to an AS)/ Extended Certificates (equivalent to a whole A Level).
You may also wish to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during your second year. When choosing A levels subjects it is important to consider what you are likely to enjoy and be good at. If you enjoy a subject or have an ability in it already, you are more likely to do well. Also if you have a particular career, job, or further study in mind, you may need to choose specific subjects in order to meet entry requirements.
What you will study
Component 1: UK Politics.
You 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. You 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, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism.
Component 3: Comparative Politics. You 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.
During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are three public examinations.
Progress to a wide range of degree and other higher education courses, apprenticeships or employment. This A-Level provides a good base if you are intending to study subjects at university such as Politics, International relations, Sociology or Law.
General A-Level entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a written subject (not including Languages). You will also need a good reference.
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