AQA A-Level Politics

Politics is the study of our political systems and influential political ideologies. This course ensures that you understand the fundamentals of the systems that influence the way that we live. You will have the opportunity to develop your own political opinions and debate these views. We are currently living through a time of significant political change and upheaval, in the UK, the USA and globally. Now, more than ever, it is important for young people to have an understanding of these changes, how they influence our lives and how we can ensure our political system best represents the communities that it serves.

If you want to understand the importance of Brexit, why the UK have 5 prime ministers since 2015, why Trump might be re-elected as President of the USA, whilst being on criminal trial, why social media is challenging democracy, or who might win the next UK general election and why, then you should study Politics A Level.

Politics will develop your ability to articulate your ideas and arguments, through discussion and debate, whilst also being an essay based subject and therefore, developing your analytical and evaluative skills in your extended writing. 

Entry requirements: Students need to have met the Haggerston entry grades and and a 5+ in English 

Career opportunitiesThere are a wide range of job opportunities for a future career after studying Politics A Level, as the development of your analytical, evaluative and critical thinking skills, lend themselves to many different areas of work. For example, civil service, journalism, law, politics or activism and working in government policy (as well as many more!)

What will I study?

Year 1:

  • UK Government & Politics
  • USA Government & Politics

Year 2:

  • USA Government & Politics
  • Political Ideas

Assessment overview: The subject has three papers of assessment.(2 hours each)

Paper 1: Government and politics of the UK

Paper 2: Government and politics of the USA; Comparative Politics

Paper 3: Political ideas

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