Studying this subject will provide you with a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes. You will acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the UK and of other countries.
What will I study?
Rights and responsibilities of the individual and of ideologies
Theories and traditions
Where will this subject take me?
An A Level in Government and Politics provides an excellent background for careers in law, journalism, the caring professions, teaching, and a range of management and business areas. Example degree courses, which generally require or accept politics A Level include: Politics, Economics, Journalism, Law, International Relations, History, and Social Policy.
Typical A Level subject combinations with Government and Politics: Government and Politics, Geography and Maths, Government and Politics, Geography and History, Government and Politics, Economics and Maths.