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A Level Government & Politics

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code GOV/A
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School has a long and proud tradition in the study of Politics.  In the Politics department you will not only learn about how the UK's political system works, but you will also compare it to other systems around the world.  You will also explore the fascinatingly different views of human nature that exist and develop an understanding of how and why these have created different political ideologies.  Are you a Neoliberal or a Marxist and how does that apply to what is happening right now?  Join us in the study of Politics where History meets Philosophy, law and ethics.


Outline of the Course
Unit 1: UK Politics
Part 1: The UK Political system
Part 2: Core Ideological Ideas: Liberalism, Conservatism & Socialism
Unit 2: UK Government
Part 1: UK Parliament, Prime Minister and Judiciary
Part 2: Alternative Ideological Ideas: Feminism
Component 3: Comparative US Politics
The US Political system

How will it be delivered?


Type of Assessment




Written examination

2 hours



Written examination

2 hours



Written examination

2 hours


Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in English Language or 7 in History 

May be accepted on the course: 6 in English Language or 6 in History

Your next steps...

Advanced GCE in Government and Politics could lead to a wide range of careers and higher education courses. You could take it with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in areas of Governments and Politics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Government and Politics such as working for the local or national government within areas of housing, tax, education, travel and other areas of government. You could also train further to become a member of parliament! The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the government related sectors.


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