Course type: A Level • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
This course aims to provide students with a balanced education in politics. Subject areas covered in the first year include democracy, political parties and the role of Parliament, with a focus on the UK system. In the second year students study political ideologies including liberalism, socialism and conservatism and movements such as feminism. Students will also study global politics, looking at issues such as terrorism and international peace keeping. This is an ideal course for anyone interested in current affairs and political ideas.

Course Units

UK Politics and UK Government

Political Ideas, Global Politics

Course Assessment

Assessment is 100% examination based at the end of year 13.

This Course Can Lead To…

This subject is useful for anyone wanting to study Law, Politics, Philosophy, History, Journalism (or any other subject) at university. Students with Politics A level often progress to careers in Law, management, journalism or politics.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in English Language Applicants with a Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 5 in other humanities subject will be considered subject to availability.

Course Highlights

1 Go on trips to Parliament and the London Assembly.

2 Debate with local MPs.