GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS – taught at Clarendon College

                                                            AS Level – 8GP01                                       A2 Level – 9GP01                                       

MODULE LEVEL MODULE TITLE MODE OF ASSESSMENT BRIEF OUTLINE OF MODULE

UNIT

1

AS

 

 

People and Politics

 

 

 

 

Exam June 25%

To understand the factors which influence politics:

The nature of democracy

Political Parties

Elections

Pressure Groups

 

UNIT

2

 

AS

 

 

Governing the UK

 

 

Exam June 25%

Aim: To understand the machinery of government:

The constitution

The Prime Minister

Parliament

The Judiciary

 

UNIT

3

A2

 

 

Representative Process in the USA

 

 

Exam June 25%

This unit will compare the US system to the one used in the UK:

Voting systems

Parties

Pressure groups

Race and Ethnic politics

 

UNIT

4

A2

 

 

Governing the USA

 

 

Exam June 25%

Will look to understand how the US system is able to cope with such a large and diverse nation.

The constitution

The President

Congress

Supreme Court

 

Career Pathways

Government and Politics is a highly academic and sought after A level which develops evaluation, interpretation and debating skills which can lead to a range of careers in both the private and public sector.  The last two Prime Ministers read Politics as part of their studies!

Enrichment Opportunities:

AS: Parliament Trip guided tour by local MP

A2: Washington DC including visits to Congress and the Supreme Court.