AS Level Government and Politics · Edexcel (Pearson) (legacy)

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 3 - Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 - Friday 21 April

Board
Edexcel (Pearson) 8GPO1

Length of Course
20 hours

Times
9am to 1pm daily

This course covers the two compulsory units on aspects of British Politics

Unit 1 6GP01 · People and Politics

In Unit 1 students will be required to answer two structured questions from a choice of four.

Unit 2 6GP02 · Governing the UK

In Unit 2 students will be required to answer one stimulus based question from a choice of two. These questions will be structured with a mark tariff of 5, 10 and 25 marks. Students will then be required to answer one extended question from a choice of two.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Democracy and Participation
  • Party Policies and Ideas
  • Elections
  • Pressure Groups
  • The Constitution
  • Parliament
  • The Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Judges and Civil Liberties

Extensive use will be made of past paper practice.

N.B. If a student is studying OCR or AQA specifications, please telephone the course director as these may be available subject to demand.