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Government and Politics A Level

/ AQA A Level / UOL29

The Government and Politics A-Level explores how politics shapes our lives the type of society we live in. This course is for people who want to understand more about how politics and government actually work.

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WAS £480.00

NOW £336.00 or only £170.00 initial deposit

course duration: 360 hrs

study type: paper

Course Description

Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Government and Politics is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university.

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • - Develop their critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret, evaluate and comment
  • - Develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes
  • - Acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom, and how these may differ from those of other political systems
  • - Acquire knowledge and informed understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual
  • - Develop an interest in and engagement with contemporary politics 

Recommended Reading

  • British Politics in Focus, Roy Bentley et al, 2004.
  • American Politics and Society, David McKay, 2005.
  • The European Union and British Politics, Andrew Geddes, 2003.

Modules

AS Level

Unit 1 People, Politics and Participation
Participation and voting behaviour
Electoral systems
Political parties
Pressure groups and protest movements

Unit 2 Governing Modern Britain
The British constitution
Parliament
The core executive
Multi-level governance

Unit 3 The Politics of the USA
The electoral process and direct democracy
Political parties
Voting behaviour
Pressure groups

Unit 4 The Government of the USA
The constitutional framework of US government
The legislative branch of government: US Congress
The executive branch of government
The judicial branch of government: the supreme court

Previous Knowledge

Basic English reading and writing skills are required.

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1: GOVP1 People, Politics and Participation
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2: GOVP2 Governing Modern Britain
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

A2 Level

Unit 3: GOV3A - The Politics of the USA
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 4: GOV4A - The Government of the USA
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

 Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Support

  • The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  • The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
  • You will get full tutor support via email
  • You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
  • You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
  • Our A Levels come with tutor support for 18 months.

 

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

course description

Course Description

Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Government and Politics is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university.

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • - Develop their critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret, evaluate and comment
  • - Develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes
  • - Acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom, and how these may differ from those of other political systems
  • - Acquire knowledge and informed understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual
  • - Develop an interest in and engagement with contemporary politics 

Recommended Reading

  • British Politics in Focus, Roy Bentley et al, 2004.
  • American Politics and Society, David McKay, 2005.
  • The European Union and British Politics, Andrew Geddes, 2003.
previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

Basic English reading and writing skills are required.

assessment

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1: GOVP1 People, Politics and Participation
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2: GOVP2 Governing Modern Britain
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

A2 Level

Unit 3: GOV3A - The Politics of the USA
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 4: GOV4A - The Government of the USA
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

 Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

support

Support

  • The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  • The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
  • You will get full tutor support via email
  • You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
  • You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
  • Our A Levels come with tutor support for 18 months.

 

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

modules

Modules

AS Level

Unit 1 People, Politics and Participation
Participation and voting behaviour
Electoral systems
Political parties
Pressure groups and protest movements

Unit 2 Governing Modern Britain
The British constitution
Parliament
The core executive
Multi-level governance

Unit 3 The Politics of the USA
The electoral process and direct democracy
Political parties
Voting behaviour
Pressure groups

Unit 4 The Government of the USA
The constitutional framework of US government
The legislative branch of government: US Congress
The executive branch of government
The judicial branch of government: the supreme court

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.