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

Dates Available
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

Edexcel (Pearson) 8GPO1

Length of Course
20 hours

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.