A Level Government and Politics

Studying this subject will provide you with a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes. You will acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the UK and of other countries.

What will I study?

  • Legislature
  • The Executive
  • The Judiciary
  • Rights and responsibilities of the individual and of ideologies
  • Theories and traditions

Where will this subject take me?

An A Level in Government and Politics provides an excellent background for careers in law, journalism, the caring professions, teaching, and a range of management and business areas. Example degree courses, which generally require or accept politics A Level include: Politics, Economics, Journalism, Law, International Relations, History, and Social Policy.

Typical A Level subject combinations with Government and Politics: Government and Politics, Geography and Maths, Government and Politics, Geography and History, Government and Politics, Economics and Maths.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

Key facts

Minimum age: 15.5+
Course length 3, 5, 5.5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
(5.5-term available in Brighton and Cambridge)
Start dates: September – all centres
October - Brighton and Cambridge
January – Brighton and Cambridge
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Centres:  Brighton, Cambridge, London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level)
Academic entry requirements:  5 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees: Brighton: £9,020
Cambridge: £9,020
London: £9,020

GCSEs

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GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 13 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

A Levels

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A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.

Foundation

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A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.