Gov & Politics


1. Qualification details

Qualification name GCE A Level in Politics
Qualification level Level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Full time
Course start date 01 September 2020
Price £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours

2. Course description

Two year A Level Course. Politics In Politics we focus on how power is distributed through government and within society. Students have the opportunity to develop their own knowledge of the UK and US political systems, whilst thinking critically and analytically about the ideologies and actions of modern politicians and political parties. We look in depth at the politics of the UK and the US, as well as the core political ideas that have shaped the UK. Each year, we have a trip to the Houses of Parliament, where in the past we have seen ministers questioned by backbenchers and have met with MPs. We study the following topics on the Politics course: Paper 1: UK Politics and Core Political Ideas (33%) Paper 2: UK Government and Core Political Ideas (33%) Paper 3: US Government and Politics (33%) There are no specific course requirements to study Politics at Jane Austen, although a GCSE in a Humanities subject is a strong indicator.

3. Entry requirements

Our core entry requirements are six or more GCSEs at grade 5, and at least a 5 in English and mathematics, although retake courses are offered. You will also need to achieve at least a 5 in the subjects you wish to study at A Level. If you are new to a subject we will consider achievement in the GCSE that most closely corresponds.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

Name Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form Free School
Address The Old Fire Station 30, Bethel Street
NR2 1NR
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7. Other dates and venues

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