A level Government and Politics

Your Unique Experience

You will explore a variety of subjects in a highly challenging but supportive setting. You will have specialist support with individual projects and peer support during group work sessions. There will be an opportunity for 1:1 support form grade improvement sessions on this course.

Course Content

The specification is broken down into four units. Units 1 and 2 are covered in the first year and units 3 and 4 are covered in the second year.

In the first year, students will concentrate on people, politics and participation as well as governing modern Britain. In the second year, students will learn about the popular options: US politics and US government and ideologies. Other options have also been introduced, including political issues and ideologies in action.

More than just a Course

The A-level Government and Politics course has been designed to encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to interpret, evaluate and comment on the nature of politics. Students acquire knowledge of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom and are encouraged to think and debate more widely about how other political systems may differ.

Special Features

Learners may have the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament and meet our local MP for question time.

Entry Qualifications

5 A-C grades including Grade 5 in English Language


HE courses such as Politics, modern languages, law and a variety of humanities subjects


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.