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Politics

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Overview

Lively, relevant, controversial… there are many ways to describe A Level Government and Politics. There’s no denying that it’s one of the most interesting and engaging qualifications you can choose.

Covering news and current affairs from the UK and US, it helps you understand how the UK country is run and develops research, written communication and debate skills. It also helps grow your confidence.

It’s ideal if you’re considering studying politics, sociology, ethics, advertising or journalism at university and is highly regarded by employers in industries including politics, international organisations, the media, government and the civil service.

What will you learn?

Specifically you will study and sit exams in the following topics:

• The government and politics of the UK

• The government and politics of the USA and Comparative politics

• Political ideas including:

o the three traditional ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism

o one of either: feminism, nationalism, multiculturalism or anarchism.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is for you if you are interested in current affairs. It’s ideal if you’re considering studying politics, sociology, ethics, advertising or journalism at university and is highly regarded by employers in industries including politics, international organisations, the media, government and the civil service.

Entry Requirements & Other Info
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    You must have a minimum of five GCSE grades 9-4 and a GCSE average of 5.3 or more. You should also have a grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language.

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    This course will provide you with the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and visiting academics about politics regionally and nationally. Past visitors have included all East Hull MP candidates, where a televised debate took place at the college. We also facilitate visits to leading universities in order to help you explore a future in Politics. Within the college, our Upskilling Programme offers you a chance to take part in our Debating Society, which often competes in regional and national competitions.

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    Politics is a great course to complete if you are considering studying Politics, Sociology, Ethics, Advertising or Journalism at university. It is also a good option if you are looking into a career in Law.

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    Students who complete a qualification in Politics go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Politician, Public Affairs Consultant, Social researcher, Local Government Officer, Marketing Executive or Teacher, to name a few.

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