GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS – taught at The Clarendon Academy

Entry level requirements

GCSE English or English Literature at grade 5 or above

                                                          

OPTION LEVEL OPTION TITLE MODE OF ASSESSMENT BRIEF OUTLINE OF MODULE

Component 1 parts 1 and 2

 

(Completed in Year 12)

 

A LEVEL

(33%)

 

 

 

Component 1 parts 1 and 2

 

Section A – two 30 mark essay questions from a choice.

 

Section B – one 24 mark essay question from a choice.

1. Democracy and political participation

2. Political parties

3. Electoral Systems

4. Voting behaviour

5. Conservatism

6. Liberalism

7. Socialism

Component 2 parts 1 and 2

 

(Completed in Year 12)

A LEVEL

(33%)

 

 

Component 2 parts 1 and 2

 

Section A – two 30 mark essay questions from a choice.

 

Section B – one 24 mark essay question from a choice.

1. The Constitution

2. Parliament

3. Prime Minister and Executive

4. Relations between institutions

5. EITHER Feminism

6. OR Multiculturalism

 

Y319

 

(Completed in Year 13)

 

A LEVEL

(33%)

 

 

 

Component 3

Section A – one 12 mark essay questions from a choice.

 

Section B – one compulsory 12 mark question.

 

Section C – two 30 mark essay questions from a choice.

 

1. US constitution and federalism

2. Congress

3. US Presidency

4. The Supreme Court and Civil Rights

5. Democracy and participation

6. Comparative approaches

Career Pathways

Government and Politics at A Level and beyond is a highly regarded and valued subject.  The skills of argument, reason, analysis, evaluation and interpretation which are developed through the study of politics are essential and transferrable. Many careers, such as Law, Journalism, the Civil Service, Broadcasting, Politics, Local Government, Diplomatic Service and Publishing benefit from the study of Politics.  At A Level, Politics combines well with many other subjects.  Many students who have studied Politics A Level at The Clarendon Academy have progressed onto degree courses in Public Services, History, Archaeology, Politics, Economics and Law.