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Government & politics is available to study in the sixth form: you will not necessarily learn the art of fortune telling, but you will gain an insight into the varying systems of government, the ideological beliefs within them and the arguments surrounding them.
At AS you will study the British political system and the role that ordinary people play in the system. You will learn about the key systems for governing, including the roles of Parliament, the Prime Minister and the judiciary. You will be encouraged to take an interest in current affairs by reading newspapers, watching the news and even topical programmes such as ‘Have I got news for you’.
You will gain an understanding of the political institutions that affect our lives. A2 builds on this and you will be introduced to the ideologies that lie behind the systems of government that operate around the world. In addition to the insight which comes from this knowledge and understanding, you will develop further your skills of analysis and critical thinking as well as gaining a greater understanding of the global society in which we live.
Politics is a versatile and exciting subject that never stands still. The AS/A2 courses will make a dynamic contribution to your overall sixth-form programme of study, as well as providing a pathway to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities.
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