A level Government and Politics allows students to study new concepts and issues that will affect their lives as they move into adulthood. Politics is a live subject in which current events and issues will be studied to gain understanding of the impact on our political system. For example, how the ongoing Brexit saga will affect everyday lives.
In Politics, textbooks go out of date the day they are published. The political landscape changes every day, with new examples appearing constantly in the media.
Picking which examples to use in your answers to essay questions is really exciting as something that has happened on the day you are taking your A Level exams can appear in your response.
Students who choose Government and Politics should have an interest in the subject and some skills in written analysis and evaluation. Students will need to achieve a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths.
A level Government and Politics prepares students for many forms of employment as well as further study. You will gain many analytical and practical skills including the ability to conduct research, oral and written communication and IT, all of which are invaluable in today’s employment market. Government and Politics at A level is also long established as a respected social science and prepares students for a range of different degree courses.