Politics SCQF Level 7

An introduction to political concepts and theories of the state.


Why take this course?

This one year programme will introduce you to political concepts and theories of the state.  Being able to evaluate concepts and apply them to theories  is central to an understanding of politics - this course will support you in developing these higher order skills.  You will also cover political structures and decision making processes.

What you will experience

This course comprises 2 units at SCQF Level 7 - An Introduction to Political Theories of the State and The United Kingdom and Scotland.  Units will be assessed through both open and closed book assessments.

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Key facts

Subject area

Entry requirements

This course is suited to S6 pupils only who have already undertaken related Higher courses.  The level of study is equivalent to Advanced Higher.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Whilst you are taking part in the course you will be required to:

  • Always be ready to start your class at the given time;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and self-study;
  • Adhere to the School Pupils Code of Commitment.

Eating and drinking are not permitted in workshops and classrooms. Drinking water is available from water dispensers in the corridors within the College buildings.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Upon successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress towards the following full-time course at North East Scotland College:

At University

Successful completion of this course could support applications for related university degrees, at the discretion of individual institutions.


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Please note that courses are subject to minimum viability levels. In the event of insufficient numbers of applications, courses may be withdrawn from the programme. Certain courses are arranged with schools working in a consortium arrangement – in such cases, pupils from consortium schools will be given priority in the allocation of places.