You should take this course if you have an interest in current affairs and would like to improve your understanding of the political process. It particularly suits students who like to engage in debate, challenge ideas and develop a greater understanding of how our system works and our place in it.
This course will help you understand the impact of:
• The PM
• The electoral system
Year 1: You look at democracy and participation including influences of voting behaviour. The role of the media in effecting political outcomes, political parties and ideology, the role of pressure groups and electoral systems. You also study parliament, the role of the Prime Minister, cabinet and the British Constitution.
Year 2: You will study the representative processes of the US government and politics. You will explore the unique system of the government of the USA. You will study the US Constitution, US Congress, US President and US Supreme Court, including the role of race politics and a rights based culture.
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English at grade 4 above.
A keen interest in Politics is important as you will be required to stay versed in current affairs.