A Level Government and Polictics
From September 2017, the A Level course will follow the new linear model with students sitting four examinations at the end of Year 13. Over the two year course, students acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the UK and the US political systems, key political ideas as well as the aims and workings of the European Union (especially within the UK context). Students also develop good analytical, debating and essay writing skills. They are encouraged to approach each topic with an open mind and to examine contemporary issues from more than one viewpoint.
In Year 12: Students study two modules including an in-depth study of the UK political system, its workings and participation within it. They also examine political ideas such as liberalism, conservatism and socialism, along with an in-depth study of the European Union.
In Year 13: Students study two modules including an in-depth study of the US political system and how it works, together with a detailed examination of modern ideologies such as: feminism, ecologism and multiculturalism.