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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

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Overview

This course provides an opportunity for students to study a subject that is new to them and all students will be on an equal footing when they commence. 

Awarding Organisation:  AQA

Reformed/Linear A-Level: Yes

More information: Mr J Reid or Ms A Duncan

 

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 4+ in English, plus the standard Sixth Form entry requirements.

 

Curriculum and Assessment

Topics will include

 

Paper 1: Government and Politics of the UK           

Paper 2: Government and Politics of the USA/ Comparative Politics.

Paper 3: Political ideas

 

Skills that will be developed

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical and evaluative reasoning
  • Political awareness
  • Debating skills

 

Post-18 opportunities

Students who study this subject gain a contemporary knowledge of the working world.  As a subject it is always changing and students need to maintain a grasp on the changes.  This course is useful for students pursuing English, History or International Relation courses as well as Journalism.

 

Destinations of students in the last two years:

  • Nottingham Trent University – International Relations and Politics

 

Expenses

Students will need to purchase their text books.  There are additional revision booklets that are available if the student wishes to purchase them.  The department has a list of these and can provide guidance to students if necessary.