A Level Government and Politics

What topics are covered by the course?

Unit 1: People and politics
Introduction to government and politics
Democracy and political participation
Party policies and ideas
Elections
Elections and electoral reform
Pressure groups

Unit 2: Governing the UK
The constitution
Constitutional reforms in the UK
Parliament
The Prime Minister and Cabinet
Judges and civil liberties

Unit 3: Key themes in political analysis
Elections and voting
Political parties
Pressure groups
Racial and ethnic politics

Unit 4: Extended themes in political analysis
The constitution
Congress
The presidency
The Supreme Court

Who should attend?

No formal qualifications are required for studying this course, but essay-writing skills are advisable.

What will I be able to do on completion?

This course leads to a recognised qualification and follows specifications 8GP01 (AS) and 9GP01 (A2) from the awarding organisation Edexcel. Full details of the specifications can be obtained from Edexcel's website.

How will I be assessed?

Four exams: 1hr30m (25% of marks), 1hr30m (25% of marks), 1hr20m (25% of marks) and 1hr20m (25% of marks)
Six AS assignments, eight A2 assignments
No coursework

Guide Price: 595.00

Delivery: Distance
Category: Politics »
Duration: Between 250 and 300 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Qualification: A Level

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