A Level Politics
- Week 1: Monday 3 April – Friday 7 April
- Week 2: Monday 10 April – Friday 14 April
- Week 3: Monday 17 April – Friday 21 April
(Good Friday is 7 April 2023; Easter Monday is 10 April 2023)
Suitable for all examination boards.
Length of Course
Five full days, 40 hours total.
9.00am to 12.30pm or 1.00pm to 4.30pm daily.
The course covers the following topics that are common to all specifications, but students should check carefully that sessions are relevant to their own particular studies:
Topic 1 (AS):
The nature of democracy and the changes in political participation. The role and functions of political parties.
Topic 2 (AS):
Political parties in the UK and their policies and ideas, coalition politics, Elections and electoral systems.
Topic 3 (AS):
Pressure groups. UK Constitution.
Topic 4 (AS):
Parliament. Prime Minister and the executive.
Topic 5 (AS):
Judiciary, civil liberties and issues for reform.
Topic 6 (2nd Year):
The Constitution and federalism.
Topic 7 (2nd Year):
Elections and voting in the USA.
Topic 8 (2nd Year):
Political parties. Pressure groups.
Topic 9 (2nd Year):
Racial and ethnic policies. Supreme Court.
Topic 10 (2nd Year):
Congress. The Presidency.
A comparison will be made with UK processes and institutions in each topic.
A flexible approach will be taken, bearing in mind the overlapping areas within the units, and the particular needs of the students attending. Help will be given with examination technique, in addition to the main emphasis on knowledge and understanding. Students will attempt examination questions as part of the course. Information can be made available in the form of notes and handouts.
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