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Farlingaye High School

Government and Politics

 London

 
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Exam Board:

 AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/politics

A Level:

Students start their study of Politics by looking at UK Politics before moving on to US Politics and comparing to the UK.  They complete the course by studying the political ideas behind the events which occur in Politics.

 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: 2 hours

· 77 marks

· 33⅓ % 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 democracy

· Political parties

· Civil Rights

· Comparative politics

 

 

· Written exam: 2 hours

· 77 marks

· 33⅓ % of A-level

· A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and  essay style questions

Paper three: Political ideas

· Liberalism

· Conservatism

· Socialism

· Feminism,

· Anarchism.

 

Written exam: 2 hours

· 77 marks

· 33⅓ % of A-level

· A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and  essay style questions