At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English at grade 4 above. A keen interest in Politics is important as you will be required to stay versed in current affairs.
Why Should You Take This Course?
You should take this course if you have an interest in current affairs and would like to broaden your understanding of the political process. This course suits students who are interested in debate and who would like to strengthen and develop their understanding of both the UK and USA’s political system by analysing the effectiveness of the processes in place.
Voting behaviour and the role and impact of the media
The processes used in the USA and how they are comparable to the UK
Year 1: You will study and analyse the representative features of the UK, including electoral systems, political parties and voting behaviour. You will also study the institutions that exist in the UK and how they interact with one another as well as the core ideologies of Conservatism, Liberalism and Socialism.
Year 2: You will study and evaluate the representative features of the USA and compare these
with the UK. In addition, you will study a non-core ideology of Feminism or Anarchism.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by three written exams.
Are there any special expenses?
There are no special expenses, but students are encouraged to attend educational visits and partake in competitions.
What could I do next?
The analytical and evaluative skills developed through the study of Politics can be applied to variety of jobs and further study. The subject compliments the study of Business, Economics and Law.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.