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Farlingaye High School

Farlingaye High School





Qualification type:

A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

5 in English


Subject description:

Through your study of Politics you will acquire vital skills that will serve you well throughout your life. They will include skills of high-quality written communication, an engaging and coherent capacity for debating and the ability to analyse complex information. They will be acquired by studying political ideas, the government and politics of the US, and comparative politics.


Units studied:

1. Government and politics of the UK

2. The government and politics of the USA (comparative politics)

3. Political ideas


How the course is assessed

Three two-hour exams, one on each of the units studied containing a mixture of medium-length and essay style questions. The exams are at the end of Year 13.

Post-18 opportunities:

Politics gives a good grounding for a wide variety of careers. As it touches on literally every aspect of society, this course has universal appeal.


Teacher responsible:  Mrs F Watson