A-level Politics

Lively, relevant, thought-provoking… however you describe Government & Politics, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most interesting and engaging A-levels you can study.

Government and Politics is a dynamic, topical and fascinating look into political systems around the world, from Westminster to the White House. Students will study how political parties and ideologies are formed, how political decisions are made and who has the power and authority to make them.

Why study Politics?

Studying Government & Politics could be the opening to an exciting range of career paths; it is a versatile stepping-stone to many fields of work and study.

Politics affects every aspect our of daily lives and having an in-depth insight into the political systems of our world is crucial. The study of Government & Politics is key to understanding how lives are governed and how laws are made.

To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

Students who study Politics ask big questions, have inquisitive minds, think critically and debate ideas. They also have an interest in news and current affairs in the UK and USA.

The course is assessed through three equally weighted exams at the end of Year 13.

A-Level Government & Politics is an ideal qualification for those wanting to move onto Higher Education to study law, international relations, philosophy, economics, sociology, criminology, journalism, advertising or politics.

A qualification in Politics is highly regarded by employers in industries including law, politics, the media, the civil service, education and the police.