Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Please note all of our A Level courses must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
Most people don’t know much about politics. Yet it is one of the most talked about subjects in the world and we are expected to understand the issues on which we have to vote. Studying politics will increase your awareness of political issues and develop your political views on an informed basis both in the British political system as well as the American political system.
Why choose this course?
Politics is an exciting and ever-changing subject that is relevant to you. It is a useful subject to study because it helps you to understand the different ways of resolving conflicts and how to influence issues in society. It can help you to play a more active role as a citizen, to question some of the things that governments do, and to try and bring about change. We have a strong tradition, built up over a number of years, of achieving excellent exam results. There has been a 100% pass rate in A level Politics for several years, with a high percentage of students gaining high grades every year.
A minimum of 3 x 5’s and 2 x 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in another written subject.
What will this course lead on to?
Government and Politics will equip you with highly transferrable skills. You will be able to assess ideas whilst constructing cogent and focused arguments to support your claims with well selected evidence. The knowledge and skills you will gain will be particularly useful for careers such as law, journalism or the civil service. Government and Politics is a traditional academic subject which is well respected by prestigious universities.
What will I learn on this course?
By studying Politics, you will develop an understanding of how the British political system works. For example, you will learn about the role of MPs, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet; who makes the decisions that affect all our lives and how we can influence those decisions, say by joining a political party or pressure group.
However, there is a lot more to the study of Politics than, for example, Parliament, the Government, Political Parties and Pressure Groups. Politics is an exciting, ever changing subject, and by studying Politics, you will hopefully develop an understanding of a wide range of contemporary political issues.
You will have the opportunity to take part in various trips looking at the effects of the decisions made by Government. The group will also be able to visit London and Parliament during the course. Those students who enjoy expressing their opinion on controversial issues of the day can also join the College Debating Society and the law society.
Dedicated class room, and students have access to IT facilities in the LRC and the Cube.
What Cronton A Level students say?
“Studying Politics at Cronton is really good, because the teacher is very helpful and knowledgeable, and the lessons are very well put together. They give you the best possible chance to succeed.” – Gerard Cannon)
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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