Government & Politics

Head of Department Miss J. Neal
Teachers Mr A. Sawdon

Qualification Name

  • A Level Government & Politics

Examination Board

  • AQA

Assessment Make -Up

Year 12 

Unit 1: People, Politics and Participation (25%) 

  • Participation and voting behaviour 
  • Electoral systems 
  • Political parties 
  • Pressure groups and protest movements 

Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain (25%) 

  • The British constitution 
  • Parliament 
  • The core executive 
  • Multi-level governance

Year 13 (to be confirmed) 

Unit 3 The Politics of the USA (25%)

  • The electoral process and direct democracy 
  • Political parties 
  • Voting behaviour
  • Pressure groups 

Unit 4: The Government of the USA (25%) 

  • The constitutional framework of the US government 
  • The legislative branch of the government: US congress 
  • The executive branch of the government 
  • The judicial branch of the government: the supreme court

Deadline for Coursework

N/A

Examination Dates

AS

  • Unit 1: 6th June 2016 (1h 30m) 
  • Unit 2: 9th June 2016 (1h 30m) 

A Level

  • To be confirmed

Recommended Reading

Unit 1 and 2 

  • Essentials of UK Politics by Andrew Heywood (ISBN 978-0230285620)
  • Contemporary British Politics by Bill Coxall (ISBN 978-1403905079) 

Unit 1 

  • AQA AS Government & Politics Student Unit Guide New Edition: Unit 1 People, Politics and Participation (ISBN 978-1444161854)
  • AQA AS Government & Politics Unit 1 Workbook: People, Politics and Participation (ISBN 978- 1444199963) 

Unit 2 

  • AQA AS Government & Politics Student Unit Guide: Unit 2 Governing Modern Britain (ISBN 978- 1444161885) 
  • AQA AS Government & Politics Unit 2 Workbook: Governing Modern Britain (ISBN 978- 1444199956)