Why Study Government and Politics Here?

Full course name: Politics AS
Year running: 17/18
Awarding body: EDEXCEL

What power does the Prime Minister have? Why is the US President so powerful? Why do people vote the way they do, or not even vote at all? Study Politics to find answers to these questions and more. Government and Politics fits well with other courses in the Humanities such as Economics, History, Sociology, Geography, Law, English and Foreign Languages.

You will learn about the workings of the UK political system and the different ideological traditions that dominate political discourse. You will study Democracy, Participation, Political Parties and Pressure Groups, Constitution, Parliament and PM and The Cabinet. You will study political ideologies such as Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism. Why do some pressure groups have too much influence and others very little?

To do this course you will need to meet our entry requirements.

Click here for general entry requirements.

A Level Government and Politics is assessed through external exams.

The course is useful for a wide variety of careers such as Law, Journalism, the Civil Service and Business. It would be excellent preparation for a large number of degrees in the Humanities such as Law and Anthropology.

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