A Level Government and Politics

  • This course is perfect for pupils who enjoy analysing and evaluating information, using source material and weighing up arguments.
  • If you have an interest in finding out more about political systems and ideas and how political change are brought about, then this course can help you to achieve this.
  • The course will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of who has the authority and power to make political decisions.

A Level Government and Politics

Do you want to understand how decisions are made in the modern world? If you do, then Government and Politics is for you.

If you have an interest in finding out more about political systems and ideas and how political change can be brought about, then this course can help you achieve this.

The course will help to develop your knowledge and understanding of political systems and who has the authority and power to make political decisions.

You will learn about individual rights and responsibilities and compare how government works in different countries.

This course is perfect for pupils who enjoy analysing and evaluating information, using source material and weighing up arguments.








Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

There are two units at AS and two at A2. In each of the units at AS and A2, there are a number of options and you will study one option in each unit.

The units are assessed through examinations.

  • AS 1: The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland

  • AS 2: The British Political Process

  • A2 1: Comparative Government: The UK and Ireland

  • A2 2: Political Power

A Level Government and Politics

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSEs A*-C - Including English - You should have obtained at least a Grade B in GCSE English.

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles de Gaull

This course could lead to careers and higher education in:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Government services
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Political research
  • The Media

Contact Us

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