A Level


Government and Politics will appeal to students who have a genuine interest in current affairs, combined with an ability to analyse and evaluate questions logically, using relevant supporting evidence. Students will review government policies at local, regional, national and European Union levels and examine the debates and controversies associated with these policies.

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Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements including grade 5 in GCSE English Language or literature.

Exam board: Edexcel

£50 per year for textbooks plus optional field trips

Programme leader:

Swapna Jare

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This course equips students with a very good educational experience if they want direct entry into employment or further training. Roles may include teaching, research, civil service and local government.

Higher education

Whilst the course provides an excellent preparation for the study of subjects such as politics, international relations, law, economics and business at university, it also offers a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.

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