What will you study
People, Politics and Participation
• Participation and Voting Behaviour
• Electoral System
• Political Parties in Wales and the UK
• Pressure Groups and Protest Movements
Governing Modern Wales
• The British Constitution
• Parliamentary Structure in Wales and the UK
• The Core Executives in Wales and Westminster
• Multi-level Governance in Wales and the UK
Who is the course for?
Government and Politics is an exciting and ever-changing subject that is relevant to you. It is a useful subject to study because it helps you to understand the different ways of resolving conflicts and how to influence issues in society. It can help you to play a more active role as a citizen, to question some of the things that governments do, and to try and bring about change.
You should have at least a Grade C in English. The course involves a great deal of reading, note taking and essay writing. An enquiring mind and a determination to work hard will also be useful. It is essential that you have a good grasp of current affairs in order to appreciate the wider impact of politics.
How you will be assessed
You will sit two exams in the summer term
• GP1 – 1hr 30 min (worth 25% of an A Level)
• GP2 – 1 hr 30 min (worth 25% of an A Level).
Government and Politics is particularly useful if you are considering a career in law, media work, the civil service, political research, local government, teaching, administration, marketing, the financial sector..