Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard A Level entry requirements apply.
This course studies current affairs from the UK and US to help you understand the political systems of both countries. An in-depth study of the two political systems enables you to identify parallels, connections, similarities and differences between aspects of each system. You will have an interest in current affairs and politics along with the capacity to bring together the broad range of theories, concepts and ideologies studied to address wide-ranging exam essay questions.
You will study a variety of areas including:
- The British Constitution
- The role and structure of Parliament
- The politics of the UK: democracy, elections, political parties
- Pressure Groups
- The EU
- Government and politics of the US
- Comparative politics
- Political ideologies; conservatism, liberalism, socialism, feminism, multiculturalism
A Level Politics supports applications to degree courses in Politics, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Standard A Level entry requirements apply.