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Christ the King Sixth Form College

Government & Politics

A Level

"I am really enjoying the Politics course at Christ the King. We are encouraged to discuss a wide range of issues and I feel that I have learnt so much already."

What will I study?

Government and Politics is a relevant and engaging subject which enables students to hone their analytical skills and essay writing expertise. The course, which is studied through debates and discussions, requires students to engage with a wide range of contemporary and relevant political issues. Topics are studied using a variety of methods including research, evidence based questions and essays. You should be a student who is interested in politics, enjoys debate and considering other people’s viewpoints before coming to reasoned conclusions.

The following themes will be explored:

  • The engagement of people with politics.
  • How do the political institutions of the UK work?
  • What are the ideas that underpin political actions?
  • What other political ideas have emerged in the last century?

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-5).

How will I  be assessed?

Assessment is by written examination.

Where will A Level Government and Politics lead me?

Students with an A Level in Government & Politics have a wide range of possible careers and Higher Educational opportunities. Your analytical and communication skills will be looked upon favourably by employers and universities and are valuable in their own right.

As part of your wider A Level programme, study of this subject can lead on to a university degree or professional qualification in many areas including Journalism, Publishing, Advertising, Marketing and Law.