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  • Ever wondered why politicians can’t just all get along?
  • Ever wondered how certain people get to make decisions about your life and wondered in what ways you can do anything about that?
  • Ever wondered what democracy is really all about?

Politics looks at all these issues and more. Politics tries to find out who hold power, why they hold power and how they are held to account for using that power.

Politics also gives you the chance to debate, discuss, argue and persuade your friends to see things your way. Politics is a great subject which teaches you about how the UK works (or doesn’t, depending on your point of view!)

Assessment

100% examination

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language. An average GCSE score of 5.20 or higher.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

In the AS year you study:

  • UK political system – democracy, political parties, pressure groups and elections
  • The UK Constitution, Parliament, Government and Judiciary

In the A2 year you study: Political ideologies

  • Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Anarchism
  • Nationalism, Feminism, Ecologism and multiculturalism

For more information: Follow this link:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Government%20and%20Politics/2013/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/UA035236_GCE_Lin_GovPol_Issue_4.pdf

Outcome/Progression

In studying Politics, you will develop strong analytical, communication and team skills.  You will also gain an insight into the way our nation is governed and the political ideas which continue to shape the world.  Careers include local government, politics, lecturing, journalism, business management and media.

Inspirational Links & Video

For some great discussions and inspiration follow our Politics Tutor on Twitter – @PoliticsTeach1.

Course Information

Level

A level

Course Work

Exams

100%