Government & Politics AS Edexcel

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: Edexcel (8GP01) only 

This is a board-specific course focusing on the core topics embedded in both units that make up the AS level (8GP01) specification.

Exam practice is an essential element of the course. While each session is designed around one or two unit topics, the focus will be on how to apply the concepts in an exam context, structure of examination answers and addressing the examination board's assessment objectives: knowledge and understanding; analysis, evaluation and communication.

Unit 1: People and Politics (6GP01)

  • Democracy and Political Participation
  • Elections
  • Party Policies and Ideas
  • Pressure Groups

There will be a focus on Part A, Part B and Part C exam questions throughout the week.

Unit 2: Governing the UK (6GP02)

  • The Constitution
  • Parliament
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Judges and Civil Liberties

For Unit 2 there will be a particular focus on the 40 mark essay question.