Government and Politics A Level
by NCC Home Learning, St Helens
Politics shapes our lives - what we can do, the type of society we live in, the chances we have to succeed. This course is for people who want to understand more about how politics and government actually work.
You will learn about the grand ideas and vibrant movements that are transforming the world around us, and also see how seemingly arcane customs and obscure committees hold enormous power.
In the AS section, we start by looking at politics in the UK: Who has the power? How important are elections? What are the limits on Parliament and the prime minister? We will learn how laws are made, and about the ever changing influence of political parties, the European Union and devolved government. We'll also see some of the ways ordinary people interact with the government - and the power they can wield.
In the A2 section, we use the concepts and ideas we've learned in AS to explore the wider world of politics. You will be able to study the colourful, larger-than-life politics of the United States - learning about its almost sacred constitution, the horse-trading in Congress and the surprising powers of the White House.
In both the USA and the UK, there can be wide differences between what should happen in theory and how things happen in practice. In this course, we will look at both the theory and the practice.
In summary, this course explains 'the rules' of how politics works and looks at how people and politicians operate within - and bend - these rules. Both sections are examined in two ninety-minute written exams. To excel, you will need to put aside any preconceptions about politics and keep your eyes open to the world around you - the things you'll learn about in this course are happening all around you, every day.
Read on to find out more about our A Level Government and Politics distance learning course and how you can learn with our amazing materials and online support.
An outline of what is offered in our A Level Government and...
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Normal price: £399.00
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