This course explores political and social issues, current affairs and how decisions affecting society are made. You will gain an understanding of contemporary political structures and their historical contexts, both within in the UK and globally. You will also deelop your critical awareness of the changing nature of politics and the relationships between political ideas, institutions and processes.

You will study:

  • Politics in the UK
  • Political Participation in the UK
  • Political Ideas
  • Government and politics of the USA

This course is 100% exam based.

You will be able to critically analyse, comprehend and interpret political information and evaluate areas of politics through debates and discussions. You will identify paralells, connections and similarites between the aspects of politics you have studied and be able to communicate arguments using appropriate political vocabulary.

Example job roles in:

  • Politician
  • Journalist
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Consumer Affairs and Trade Unions
  • Trade Unions Representative

Studying further: Progress to study degrees in Politics, Law, Social Work, Teaching, Consumer Affairs and Journalism.

APS Calculator:

The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

APS 44* and 5 GCSEs at grades 5/C or above including English Language at grade 6/B or above.

For Admission

Department : A Levels
Level : A Level
Starts : 05 September, 2018
Duration : 2 Years Full Time
Course Code : ALGOVAP

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