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Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English Language.

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Full time

 

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Duration

2 academic years

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Key features and Benefits

  • New Blackburn Sixth Form
  • High Achievers Programme
  • 100% A-Level Politics pass rate
  • 90% A*- C grades

A-Level Politics is a vital and lively subject that deals with the most relevant and significant issues of the day.

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Overview

A-Level Politics is a vital and lively subject that deals with the most relevant and significant issues of the day. If you want to know how the country works, who is in charge and how to influence them this is the subject for you. The study of politics is an exciting, intellectual challenge where students can deploy a variety of skills: debate and discussion, the ability to create an effective argument and analyse information to make valid judgements.

What will I study?

Political Ideologies

You will learn about different political perspectives and how these have influenced the development of politics in the UK and beyond. Political perspectives you will study include liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and anarchism.

UK Politics

You will gain an understanding of how democracy has developed in the UK through the study of political parties. You will then go on to explore the influence of the media and consider why people vote the way they do.

UK Government

You will learn about the major processes in government such as the Houses of Parliament, the Constitution, the Prime Minister, and the role of the Courts.

Global Politics

You will learn about the interactions between different countries, including the US, China, and Russia and global institutions such as the United Nations. You will explore the impact of global politics on human rights, the environment, globalisation, and conflict.

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English Language.

How will I be assessed?

A-Level students will be assessed by written exam.

What can I do next?

This A-Level gives an excellent foundation to those who wish to pursue Politics, Law, Economics, Philosophy or History to degree level and those who wish to make their careers in the legal, journalistic, and political or business worlds.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Local Government Administrative Assistant

As an administrative assistant in local government, you would provide clerical support to managers and teams in local council departments, and give information to members of the public. If you are an organised person and you like the idea of working in local government, this job could be ideal for you.

In this job you would need to have good communication skills. You would also need to be friendly and polite when dealing with the public.

You will need a good standard of general education, and good IT skills to get into this job. Experience of working in a customer service role could also improve your chances of finding work. You may be able to get into this work through an Apprenticeship scheme.

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