Politics Edexcel (9PL0)
WHAT THIS COURSE OFFERS YOU
- Studying Government and Politics in Britain today is probably more exciting than it’s ever been. As Politics touches on literally every aspect of society, this course has universal appeal. In Politics we ask questions such as: ‘Has the Prime Minister got too much power?’ ‘What role does the media play?’ ‘Is there any real difference between the Labour Party and the Conservative Party?’ ‘Are judges becoming too powerful?’ ‘Can anarchism work?’ ‘what will life in Britain be like after Brexit?’
- During the course you will have the opportunity to have a tour of the Houses of Parliament. You may also have had the opportunity to meet with a member of the House of Lords and have a Q&A session with their local MP.
- You’ll enjoy this course if….
- …you enjoy discussing and debating current affairs and politics generally.
- …you have a keen appreciation of the need to participate in the decision-making process.
- …you like studying a subject that affects your everyday life.
- …you want to understand who has power and authority within the UK political system.
- …you are keen to learn about the rights, freedoms and political participation.
- 5 GCSE passes at G5 or higher.
- G6 or above in GCSE English
- G6 or above in a combination of written subjects e.g. History, Geography etc.
ASSESSMENT / CORE MODULES
- Paper 1 – UK Politics
- Paper 2 – UK Government
- Paper 3 – Comparative Politics
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
- You will be taught through a combination of teacher-led lessons and independent study.
- Other activities include debate, group work and presentations, and seminar-style discussions.
- Politics equips students with a political career in mind with the basis of knowledge they need to understand the UK political system. Careers in Law, Media and television is where some ex-politics students have found themselves after University where their ability to understand wider viewpoints as well as challenge them have helped them to thrive.