Politics A Level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 7152
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

There are three broad areas of study in this specification:

(1) The government and politics of the UK

(2) The government and politics of the USA, and comparative politics

(3) Political ideas


Details

The specification requires in-depth study of UK and US government and politics. Comparisons across the two political systems are required in the topic entitled “Comparative Politics”. Students will be required to identify parallels, connections, similarities and differences between aspects of politics. This will ensure that students develop a critical awareness of the changing nature of politics and the relationships between political ideas, political institutions and political processes.

The political ideas to be studied have relevance to both of the systems of government and politics. The study of the four ideologies will enhance the students’ knowledge and understanding of politics, political debate and political issues in both the UK and the USA.


How will it be delivered?

Paper 1 – UK:  Written exam: 2 hours - 77 marks = 33⅓ % of A Level questions. A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions.

Paper 2 - The government and politics of the USA: Comparative politics. Written exam: 2 hours - 77 marks = 33⅓ %. A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions.

Paper 3 - Political ideas: Written exam: 2 hours - 77 marks = 33⅓ % of A Level questions.  A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions.


Entry requirements

Level 6 or above in English GCSE (Language or Literature). 

Your next steps...

Well regarded by all universities, A Level Politics can lead directly to single subject degrees in Politics or International Relations, and to a wide variety of combined courses.