AS Government & Politics
Exam Board: OCR
AS Government & Politics is one of the most sought after Advanced Level qualifications that universities use to distinguish between comparable candidates. It is also one of the so called ‘preferred’ A-Level choices amongst the elite universities. As such, the course is academically rigorous with each of the following unit themes covered in great detail. No other A-Level will better prepare candidates for a full and active engagement with UK public life.
Unit One: People and Politics (a)
Democracy & Political Participation
Nature of Democracy Democracy in the UK Enhancing Democracy.
The Prime Minister & Cabinet
Role of the PM & Cabinet Powers of the Prime Minister Prime Ministerial Leadership
Judges & Civil Liberties
Role of the Judiciary Power & influences of judges Civil Liberties & Individual Rights
Party Policies and Ideas
Nature of Political Parties Traditions & policies of parties Comparing Party policies and ideas
Elections & Democracy Elections in the UK Debating Electoral Systems.
Nature of Pressure Groups Pressure Group Power Pressure Groups & Democracy
How will your work be assessed? Both AS units are assessed through 1 hour 20 minute examinations.
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Unit Two: Governing the UK
A-Level Law, History, Economics, Geography, Environmental Studies & General Studies. .
Are there any trips?
Nature of the Constitution Sovereignty & the Constitution Reforming the Constitution
Legislatures and executives Role of Parliament Reforming Parliament
A visit to observe a Parliamentary debate.
For Advice Contact Mr A Zarifeh AZarifeh@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk
Careers and Higher Education AS Government & Politics would be welcomed by University admissions tutors for degrees in: Politics, History, Law, Economics, Business, International Development & many more. Apart from preparing students for careers in local or national politics this qualification would assist career pathways in Law, Journalism, the Civil Service, International Development & Humanitarian Aid, Education and many besides.