What does democracy really mean? How powerful are Prime Ministers? How do different Political ideas relate to today’s issues? 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 Politics.
This course will appeal to students who:
- Have a lively and enquiring mind.
- Have a desire to explore new ideas.
- Enjoy debating current affairs and politics.
- Feel the need to take part in the decision-making process.
- Want to affect people’s everyday lives.
- Want an opportunity to progress to a career in politics.
To study Politics at Bilborough, you need a grade B/5 in English and at least one other Grade B/5 in an essay-based subject.
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A Level Politics combines particularly well with the A Level History, Economics, Philosophy, Sociology and Law courses. 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. A high proportion of Bilborough Sixth Form College 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.