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16/01/20

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25 Harris Westminster students have Oxford offers this year (a school record). Cambridge still trickling in but also looking good. https://t.co/ROZixY1Jqy

15/01/20

Great opportunities in creativity at school in Haringey https://t.co/NEYyV5veC8

15/01/20

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Huge thanks to the inspiring who ran songwriting workshops for lucky music students last week and talked about his experiences in the music industry. https://t.co/DtiAe4HZr8

14/01/20

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What an amazing trip! Learning on board HQS Wellington with our year 12 & 13's. The learning opportunities were built to challenge our student's understanding placing them in a 'real world' situation in which they applied their knowledge. https://t.co/nqpXisChYy

20/12/19

Festive cheer from us all at Harris Academy Tottenham! https://t.co/CTOgNTjI0y

20/12/19

Happy holidays everyone! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our fabulous pupils, parents, teachers and staff for their enormously hard work this year. Don’t forget we finish at 1pm today and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 6th January 2020!

18/12/19

Wicked to Oz set from last night's performance. Last performance is tonight at 6pm in the theatre! There are still tickets available in reception. https://t.co/a0SyApNjx7

16/12/19

Wicked to Oz is this week! Don't forget to get your tickets from reception. 6pm start on Tuesday and Wednesday in the theatre. https://t.co/YfQNiAflO0

14/12/19

Our senior leadership team serving our Festive Lunch https://t.co/Im15X7kNrZ

12/12/19

Wonderful to see our sister academy put on such a wonderful range of musical pieces off their Winter Showcase | always an https://t.co/7e1pb7RdOB

11/12/19

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Too big for your boots? ... uplifting & inspired in these dark days to see return to his first school in to extol the virtues | hard work - reading - scholarship | https://t.co/SFP19DCv68

11/12/19

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A few weeks ago we brought artist to secondary school to run sessions in different styles of portraiture to their art students. Here she is in action! https://t.co/1XafCiL6Hh

10/12/19

Still struck here by the beautiful skill of one of our Year 9 students Alice https://t.co/hNNfFEVrkQ

10/12/19

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Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers and Harris Experience https://t.co/O4TgvKPc1k

10/12/19

Year 9 artists practising their draughtsmanship skills today in a 6 hour sustained stint. Wonderful replica of photograph here https://t.co/AOpfhdSOAz

10/12/19

10/12/19

Year 10 in full flow preparing for the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge 2019-20 https://t.co/HwF1ThiofX

09/12/19

Some of the winners from the wonderful art competition that formed a centrepiece of our Black History Month celebrations. https://t.co/2MUECpbepX

09/12/19

This looks wonderful. Is there a cost?

05/12/19

It's all in the details... challenging us to design the living room of the future https://t.co/Tm7aOJlivZ

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A-Level Government and Politics

A Level Government and Politics

Specification: Edexcel

Method of Assessment:

 

Students sit examinations in their A Level courses at the end of Year 13. All students will take internal end of year examinations at the end of year 12 to determine suitability to continue with the subject in Year 13. Students who do not meet the required pass grade in the Year 12 end of year examinations will not be permitted to progress into Year 13.


There are 3 papers which will all be taken at the end of Year 13. Each paper is 2 hours long and worth 33.3% of the total A-Level. The papers are divided as follows:


Paper 1: UK Politics (includes a section on core political ideas)


Paper 2: UK Government (includes a section on non-core political ideas)


Paper 3: Comparative politics

Course Overview:

 

There are three broad areas of study in this specification which will be studied throughout Year 12 and 13. They are: 
• The Government and Politics of the UK
• The Government and Politics of the USA
• Political ideas.

Units Studied:

 

The specification requires in depth study of UK and US government and politics. Students will compare and contrast the constitutions of the two countries and examine the roles of the legislature, executive and judiciary in each system. They will examine the different political parties that exist in each country as well as studying the different electoral systems and processes and patterns of voting behaviour.


Students will also study political ideas which include liberalism, conservatism, socialism and nationalism.  For each of these ideologies students will study the views and policies associated with each ideology, who the main thinkers associated with each ideology are and how their ideas have developed over time.

Entry Requirements:

 

Students require a minimum of 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above or equivalent, including English (Literature or Language) and Mathematics, with at least a grade 6 in a related subject.

Reading Materials / Resources:

 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.html

Career Opportunities

A Level Government and Politics is recognised as a highly academic subject.  The skills you will develop prepare you for further education and employment.  You will have learned how to evaluate and analyze information how to weigh up evidence and communicate complex ideas effectively.  Furthermore, you will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of political ideas, theories, concepts and practices.

For more information, please contact Mr Paltzer  c/o sixthform@harristottenham.org.uk Please mark FAO and contact name in the subject of the email. 

 

 

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