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A-Level Politics

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code 1364Y1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Over the duration of the course you will understand the process and reasoning behind law-making, and what impact and influence it has on society. You will discuss voting behaviour, the electoral system, political ideologies, and the legislative process, to help you gain a better understanding of the subject. Using historical examples you will also realise how politics has influenced every major human event in history. This course will give you the knowledge and understanding that you need to make informed opinions about a range of political topics such as a coalition government and its legitimacy in pushing through radical reforms, as well as the quality of democracy that exists in our society. You will study modules on: * Voting behaviour * Electoral systems * Ideology and pressure groups * Historical events * How our political system operates

How will it be delivered?

Your assessment will be entirely through exams.

Entry requirements

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.

Your next steps...

Government & Politics is a highly respected A-Level and is held in high esteem by Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. You may go on to study Politics, International Relations, Law or Economics at university. There are a number of career opportunities available to you such as becoming a Lawyer, a Political journalist, a Politician, or Parliamentary assistant.


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