What does democracy really mean? How powerful are prime ministers? If you enjoy debating current affairs and politics and would like to study a subject that is relevant to your everyday life, then you could be a perfect candidate for an A-level in Government and Politics. You don’t need to have taken the subject at GCSE level in order to study it at Bilborough Sixth Form College. We say it’s more important to bring your lively and enquiring mind, an interest in politics and current affairs, a desire to explore new ideas, and the ability to communicate your thoughts effectively.
To study Government and Politics at Bilborough, you need a minimum grade C/4 or above in English GCSE, and you should have a strong interest in politics, ideally with some knowledge of the UK political system.
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As well as giving you a solid foundation for a possible career in politics, this qualification can be a useful grounding for a wide range of careers, combined with science, social science and humanities subjects. A high proportion of Bilborough Sixth Form College Government and Politics students go on to related courses at degree level and, for some, this has led to great things … one former student, for example, is now a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office.