Politics, A-Level

Course start date:
10 Sep 2018
Course end date:
21 Jun 2019
14:45 - 16:15

AQA’s Government and Politics will enable students to develop a wide range of skills including the ability to comprehend, synthesise and interpret political information; analyse and evaluate political knowledge; identify connections, similarities and differences between the areas studied. You will select relevant material and construct and communicate arguments clearly and coherently using appropriate political vocabulary.

At AS Level, candidates will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political system of the UK. At AS, the specification concentrates on People, Politics and Participation.

The course can be taken in the following ways:

- As a stand-alone part-time course.

- As an ‘add on’ to a Full Time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma.

- As part of a study programme with another two A Levels (full-time package).

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

In Unit, 1 you will study two of four topics from:

- Participation and Voting Behaviour
- Electoral Systems
- Political Parties
- Pressure Groups and Protest Movements

In Unit 2, you will study two of four topics from:

- British Constitution
- Parliament
- The Core Executive
- Multi-level Governance

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 - GOVP1 People, Politics and Participation is assessed as 50% of the AS,  by a 1 hour 30 minutes written examination Students will choose two topics from a choice of four.

Unit 2 - GOVP2 Governing Modern Britain 50% of AS, 25% of A Level 1 hour 30 minutes written examination 80 marks Two structured, source-based topics from a choice of four. Available in June only Available in June only.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

You can continue studying at A2 and then progress to employment or university, to follow a wide range of related subjects in Social Science, Humanities and public sector careers.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are:

5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above (A*-C) which must include Maths.

GCSE English Language at Grade 6 (or B).

If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact the A-Level tutor:
Stephen Roberts: Stephen.Roberts@kendal.ac.uk

If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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