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Government & Politics AS/A Level 10/12/20141. Politics: the use and abuse of power Is our voting system fair? Should unelected lords help decide our laws?

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1 Government & Politics AS/A Level 10/12/20141

2 Politics: the use and abuse of power Is our voting system fair? Should unelected lords help decide our laws? Do people obey The Sun when they vote? Can coalition government work in the UK? What is anarchism? Studying politics can help to understand the underlying issues behind these questions 10/12/20142

3 The AS Government & Politics course People and Politics o Understanding democracy o Do we have the right electoral system? o The ideas of different political parties o Pressure groups Governing the UK o Our political system (constitution) o House of Commons and Lords o What makes a good Prime Minister? o Judges protecting our civil liberties 10/12/20143

4 The A2 Government & Politics course Introducing Ideologies o Liberalism o Conservatism o Socialism o Anarchism Other Ideological traditions o Nationalism o Feminism o Ecologism o Multiculturalism 10/12/20144

5 What sort of student enjoys Politics? You need to be interested in current events and follow the news It helps to enjoy class discussion of political issues You need to be able to research political information (often on the internet) to support your arguments Political views are good, but you also have to listen to the other side and respond to their arguments You need to be able to communicate clearly, especially in writing (English language GCSE grade C or above may show this) 10/12/20145

6 Why offer Politics by video conferencing with MBLS? Makes it economically possible to run the small groups typically attracted to politics Video conferenced learning develops independent learning skills Valued by admissions tutors as good preparation for university (Ideologies topic at A2 is especially good preparation for Politics at university level) A discussion-based subject easily adapted to video conferencing New online VLE resources in /12/20146


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