- Course start date:
- 12 Sep 2017
- Course end date:
- 29 Jun 2018
- 09:00 - 17:00
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).
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
- The Core Executive
- Multi-level Governance
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.
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.
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or 4) in any examined subject, including Maths.
You must also have GCSE English Language at Grade B (or 6).
If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact the A-Level tutor:
Paul Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.
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 email@example.com for details. Fees will be confirmed in the Spring Term. More about Student Finance.