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During the two year A Level politics course you will study three components. Each of these components will be assessed at the end of the final year. Each exam is of equal weight. 

UK Politics and Core Political Ideas

Students will study:

  • Democracy and participation
  • Political parties
  • Electoral systems
  • Voting behaviour and the media

They will also study three political ideas:

  • Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Socialism

UK Government and Optional Political Ideas

Students will study:

  • The constitution
  • Parliament
  • Prime Minister and the executive
  • Relationships between the branches

They will also explore:

  • Feminism

Comparative politics: USA

  • The US constitution
  • US Congress
  • US Presidency
  • US Supreme court
  • US Democracy and Participation
  • US Civil Rights


Students should have achieved a GCSE grade 6 in History, Geography, RS, Business, English or similar subject.

Current students do this subject with history, geography, economics, psychology, chemistry, physics, maths, english, food and business studies.

Key Course Details
Course typeA Level
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