Course Overview

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The AS Level / A level Government and Politics enables students to develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to interpret, evaluate and comment on the nature of politics. It encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, politics and to recognize its importance in their own lives and to society. This is located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA).

The specification encourages learners to develop an understanding of contemporary political structures and issues within Wales and United Kingdom (UK), knowledge and understanding of broader global political structures and issues, understand the influences and interests which have an impact on decisions in government and politics, understand the rights and responsibilities of individuals and groups, an awareness of the changing nature of politics and the relationships between political ideas, institutions, and processes and the ability to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate political information to form arguments and make judgments.

Applying for AS Levels or A Levels? Click ‘Apply Now’ on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying. Complete the online application form, where you will be asked to specify your other two choices. Then book an Interview appointment to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices.