A-Level Government and Politics

Course Information

  • Course Code: 6151
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time
Overview

A-Level Government and 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?

In the first year, students will learn about key channels of communication between government and people, and also look at the major processes in government such as the Houses of Parliament, the Prime Minister, the Constitution and the role of the Judiciary. In the second year students will study American politics including the Constitution, the electoral process and how American government works today.

Entry Requirements

To study A-Level Government and Politics you will need 5 Cs at GCSE (or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs).

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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A-Level Study Programme

Our study programme is set to help our students get the most out of their time at Blackburn College Sixth Form Centre. Alongside an outstanding education, students will also receive:

  • an A-Level qualification
  • Employability skills
  • Enrichment activities
  • Performance and study skills

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The Sixth Form Centre

Offering our students an academic environment for studying, The Sixth Form Centre is an excellent location for those looking to excel in their A-Level studies. You have access to:

  • Large Lecture Theatre - built to enable students to get used to university-style learning
  • Common Rooms - a great place for students to enjoy downtime, catch up with friends or hold small revision sessions
  • Industry-standard laboratories - 4 professional laboratories set up for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our laboratories have helped microbiologists, doctors, pharmacists and veterinary surgeons get into their chosen careers
  • Starbucks - attached to the Sixth Form Centre is Courtyard Cafe, one of three Starbucks Cafes on campus that serve the famous coffee, and at 40% cheaper than the high street.

Sixth Form Guarantee

As a Sixth Form student at Blackburn College, you can expect:

  • Independent thinking - where your own experiences and observations mould your education
  • Enrichment activities - that enable you to receive a great education, as well as having fun whilst doing so
  • Support - a vast amount of support from all staff to ensure you get the results you deserve
  • A Learning Environment that is academic, friendly and safe.
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