AS and A2 Government and Politics
Why study Government and Politics?
Some students who choose to study Government and Politics at AS and A2 Level do so because they wish to study the subject at degree level. Many do so, however simply because they are interested in current affairs or they find that it combines well with other subjects such as History, Sociology or Law. This course continues to be well respected by all the universities.
Links with GCSE
The subject will be a new one at AS but it does link well with History as many of the skills developed for GCSE History, analysis, evaluation and the ability to form an argument, will be of great value in the study of Politics.
Students will follow the AQA syllabus which is two modules of British politics for the AS and for the A2 we study the Government and Politics of the USA.
Students will also have the opportunity to visit London during the course, where they will have a tour of Parliament, attend a debate in the House of Commons and observe proceedings during a court case at the Old Bailey.
We have also attended various day schools at local universities and participated in the European Youth Parliament debating competition.
Who should consider studying Government and Politics?
This course is ideal for anyone who has an interest in current affairs or recent History.