Government & Politics

A Level

Students who are interested in government, politics or international relations would find this to be an ideal course.

This course is for you if...

...you enjoy political and current affairs.

...you would like to deepen your knowledge of political events and systems, and their consequences on our daily lives.

Where can this course lead to?

Students could enter higher education to study Politics and International Relations. They could also enter higher education for other subjects such as Business, Management, Law or Economics.

Alternatively, they could enter employment in areas such as political work, local or national government work, the civil service legal office work and management training.

What will I study on this course?

The first year of Government & Politics has two major areas which are studied:

Participation and Voting Behaviour

  • The nature of participation in the political process
  • Participation through the ballot box
  • Electoral systems
  • Political parties
  • Pressure groups and protest movements

Governing Modern Britain

  • The British constitution
  • Parliament
  • The core executive and the role of the Prime Minister
  • Multi-level governance, local government and the European Union

Extended opportunities and enrichment

Students will go on department trips to see politics in action, including the Houses of Parliament, The Supreme Court and the United Nations.


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