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This course will enable students to develop a wide range of skills including the ability to comprehend, synthesise and interpret political information, evaluate and analyse political knowledge, select relevant information and materials to communicate arguments clearly and coherently.
Politics is the way in which a society or a group manages different views, conflict and disagreement. Politics is about compromise; it’s about power; it’s about government. We look at these aspects through studies of the UK and American politics, examining the political structures and issues of debate in each country.
You will develop research and communication skills through a balanced handling of political questions, an interest in citizenship and an up-to-date knowledge of current affairs. You will develop your analytical skills by evaluating political concepts and arguments from competing and sometimes controversial perspectives. These are skills highly valued by Higher Education institutions and employers.
If you are interested in proceeding with A Levels then then you have 4 different pathways that you can choose from. With each pathway you must choose 3 A Levels. Other combinations are available.
Three exams at the end of the second year of study, each lasting two hours and each with equal weighting of 33%.
Exam questions take a variety of styles including essays.
For learners wishing to enrol on one of the A Levels in September 2021 there is a minimum entry criteria of 5.6 based on an Average Points Score across a learners GCSE results. A Calculation is made based on all GCSEs taken against grades per subject to confirm the final score. For example if you sat 8 GSCEs and received a grade 5 for each subject then your overall APS would be 5.67. For more information please contact the admissions team.
On completion of the course, you can go on to study a wide variety of subjects at university, including PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics), international relations, law, journalism and history.
If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.
If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.
All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.
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