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Government and Politics

 London

 
EU Referendum at FHS:

To view the photos, please click here.

Exam Board:

Year 13 are following the legacy paper and in 2017-18 will be studying:

 AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/government-and-politics/as-and-a-level/government-and-politics-2150

Unit 3 - GOV3A
The Politics of the USA

Exam in January:  Length 1 hr 30 mins / Total Marks 80
25% of A Level

Two questions from a choice of four

Unit 4 - GOV4A
The Government of the USA

Exam in June:  Length 1 hr 30 mins / Total Marks 80
25% of A Level

Two question from a choice of four

In Year 12 will be following the new linear specification from AQA and will be studying:

AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/government-and-politics/as-and-a-level

 AS:

 

Paper One:  Government and politics of the UK 

The Government of the UK:

*  The nature and sources of the British constitution

*  The structure and role of parliament

*  The Prime Minister and Cabinet

*  The Judiciary

*  Devolution

The Politics of the UK:

*  Democracy and participation

*  Elections and referendums

*  Political parties

*  Pressure groups

*  The European Union

*  Written exam:  3 hours

*  98 marks

*  100% of AS

*  A mixture of short response, extract based and essay questions.

 A Level:

 

Paper one:  Government and politics of the UK*  Same content as the AS paper above.

 

*  Written exam:  2 hours*  77 marks

*  33 1/3% of A Level

* A mixture of medium length

   'explain' and essay style

   questions

Paper two:  Government and politics of the USA and comparative Politics*  The Constitutional framework of the US government

*  The legislative branch of government:  Congress

*  The executive branch of government:  President

*  The Judicial branch of government

*  The electoral process and direct and democracy

*  Political parties

*  Civil Rights

*  Comparative politics

 

*  Written exam:  2 hours

*  77 marks

*  33 1/3% of A Level

*  A mixture of medium length

    'explain' and essay style 

    questions

Paper three:  Political ideas

*  Liberalism

*  Conservatism

*  Socialism

*  You will then study one of the following:

    Feminism, Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Ecologism 

    or Anarchism.

 

*  Written exam:  2 hours

*  77 marks

*  33 1/3% of A Level

*  A mixture of medium length

    'explain' and essay style 

    questions

History and Politics America trip 2017:  To view the photos, please click here.