If you have an interest in how political decisions are reached and who has the power to influence them you will enjoy this course.
The study of politics is an exciting intellectual challenge where students can deploy a variety of skills: debate and discussion, the ability to analyse information to make valid judgements and the ability to develop an effective argument
You will need GCSE English at grade 5, in addition to the general entry criteria.
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English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
Many students who have taken A-Level Government and Politics go on to study politics at university. From there you might become a researcher or join local or national government. If you want to go into journalism or the media, this course is also very useful. Students also go on to become teachers, work in the legal profession or a business environment.
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