Government & Politics - AS Level

Further Details
Course Code
LA00043
Location
Yale
Duration
Full Time, The AS qualification is taught in the first year of study.The A2 qualification is taught in the second year of study.
Department
A Levels
Start Date
04 Sep 2023
End Date
21 Jun 2024

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Course Overview
Politics is a prestigious A Level, and a very interesting and dynamic new subject to study giving you a range of skills welcomed by universities and progression to a wide choice of future courses and careers.

AS Level Year 1
The main areas of study will be Government in Wales and the United Kingdom with the key questions to be considered concerned with the constitution, the government and the devolved powers considering: sovereignty, power and accountability – where does power lie in the British Political system? Who and how are those in power held accountable? How do outside influences affect us i.e. membership of the EU? What does citizenship mean in the UK? What are the rights of our citizens and how can we influence and affect political processes?

A2 Level Year 2
The A2 year will be a combined study of political concepts and theories examining a range of ideologies such as Socialism and Communism, Conservatism and Liberalism and then the government and politics of the USA American politics again questioning power, democracy and participation in the political system.

Extra-Curricular Activities
All students have the opportunity to develop their interests and prepare themselves for both university and careers. Activities will include trips such as to conferences and London (Parliament) or the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff and visits and a chance to debate a range of guest speakers including MPs, MEPs and Ams.
The AS and A2 are both assessed by end of year exams, in the first and second year. There is no coursework however the department uses important mock exams as a means of preparing students for external assessment and regular exam style questions are set.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above.
Grade B/6 in English Language/Welsh (1st Language) preferred.
No previous experience necessary.

Should an A level applicant have or be predicted a grade D/3 in either GCSE Maths or English (and at least a grade C/4 in the other subject) then your application will be considered.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
The skills obtained are extremely valuable in a number of careers. Employers look favourably on Politics students as they tend to have strong analytical skills. Relevant careers include:

– Law
– Journalism and Broadcasting
– Business Management and Finance , Public Relations and marketing
– Administration Civil Service, Local Government, Health Service
– Social work
– Armed Forces and the Police
– Work in the European Union or other political institutions such as the Welsh Assembly.
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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