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Course Type: Full Time

AS/A Level Government & Politics

  • Course Code CG60088
  • Start Date 6th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

Course title: AS/A Level Government and Politics

Exam board detail: AQA

Type of qualification: A Level (to be studied in conjunction with two other A Level subjects)

Delivery hours per week: 6 hours (1.5-hour lessons)

 

Section 1: Subject Overview

This A Level offers the opportunity to study political behaviour, processes and institutions. You will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political systems of the UK. We will also examine key components of the US political system as well as exploring issues and ideologies that drive political debates. This subject will be of interest to you if you are keen to discuss and learn more about current affairs and political issues

 

AS Level - Exams

Paper 1: Government and Politics of the UK

100% of AS Level and 0% of A Level (3 hours)

A mixture of short response, extract based and essay style questions (98 marks)

 

A Level - Exams

Paper 1: Government and Politics of the UK

33.3% of A Level (2 hours)

A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions (77marks)

 

Paper 2: Government and politics of the USA and comparative politics

33.3% of A Level (2 hours)

A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions (77marks)

 

Paper 3: Political ideas

33.3% of A Level (2 hours)

A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions (77marks)

 

Section 2: Assessment Overview

Assessment methods include:

Frequent Topic Tests

Mock Assessments

Practical Assessments

External assessments (exams) will take place in the summer term – May/June

 

Section 3: What do other students study alongside G&P at A Level?

Many students will opt to study History, English Literature, English Language, Sociology or Psychology depending on their long-term destination.

 

Section 4: What are the possible career opportunities after successful completion of this course?

Students who study the course have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities. By the end of the course you will have learned to evaluate and analyse information, work independently and communicate complex ideas effectively. All these skills are recognised and valued by employers and universities. Politics provides a basis for a number of popular careers, including Journalism, Law and Business. You may even become the future Prime Minister!

 

Section 5: How can I find out more if I have a question?

Contacts:

History/G&P Teacher – heather.allen-frost@gateshead.ac.uk

Curriculum Operations Manager - sarah.latheron@gateshead.ac.uk

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Average grade 6 GCSE profile (Higher entry criteria is required for anyone looking to study Maths and/or Sciences at A Level). However, if you do not meet this profile please still come to an Open Event to discuss all options with a member of the A Level Team.

Required experience

We welcome applicants without prior experience.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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