ABOUT THE COURSE
Are you interested in current affairs? Would you like to find out more about how decisions taken in this country affect the lives of millions?
This is a dynamic and highly topical course, where you will examine the underlying political system to gain a deeper understanding of the ever-changing events and policies.
You will find out how political decisions are made in the UK, and who has the power and authority to make those decisions. Topics include how elections work, the role of political parties and pressure groups and the influence of the media. You will also examine the key organisations which operate in UK politics such as government, parliament and the Supreme Court.
In the second year, you will study global politics covering topics such as human rights, climate change, poverty and conflict. Once again you will examine the underlying system, considering the role of the United Nations, the EU, multinational companies and powerful countries like the United States.
WHAT WE ADD
We offer extra support sessions, along with access to political video materials to support your learning. You will also hear from visiting guest speakers, and you will have the opportunity to attend the Politics Conference at the University of East Anglia.
HOW CAN I STANDOUT WITH GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS?
Politics is a subject that can be studied further at university and combines well with other subjects such as law, history, sociology and economics. The subject is a pathway to a career in the Civil Service, broadcasting and journalism, the legal profession, the police force and more.
– Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study