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
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
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
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.