Government and Politics

Why study this subject?

The business of politics touches every aspect of our lives. Society just wouldn’t function without an elected body to decide what taxes will be levied, how those taxes will be spent on things like health and education or how the country will be defended. It is about knowing how the whole process of an elected government works.

  • Government and Politics helps you develop a number of new skills:
  • Undertaking research and analysis
  • A deeper understanding of Governments and politics.

Where will it lead?

Many students who have taken the A Level in Government and Politics go on to study Politics at university. From there you might become a researcher, join local or national government or even start on the path to become a future Prime Minister! But there are other job options too. If you fancy a career in journalism or the media, this course is very useful. Students also go on to become teachers or work in the legal profession.

Which other subjects complement this subject?

Sociology, Law, History, Media Studies, Economics, Philosophy and Ethics

What will you study?

  • Politics of the USA
  • Government of the USA

Subject specific requirements?

You need to be able to complete extended written answers in your examinations, so it is important to have good literacy skills.  You will need to spend time following current affairs and news as well as being an independent learner.

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