Politics

Summary

This two year linear course will equip you with a broad knowledge of political systems, processes and issues in contemporary society. It focuses on three key topics: UK politics, UK government and US politics. You’ll gain a very good understanding of current affairs and contemporary political issues.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Journalist, social worker, politician, lawyer and teacher.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Religious studies, philosophy and ethics, history, politics, law and sociology.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Democracy and participation
  • Political parties
  • Electoral systems
  • Voting behaviour
  • The media
  • Conservatism, liberalism and socialism
  • UK constitution, parliament, the prime minister and executive
  • Trip: conferences and workshops at the University of Warwick.

YEAR TWO:

  • Feminism
  • US constitution and federalism, congress, presidency, supreme court
  • Civil rights, democracy and participation
  • Comparative theories
  • Trip: lecture on American studies and politics at the University of Winchester.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three written exams
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade 4 including English and maths
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. 

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.