Politics A-Level

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Course Details
Politics is primarily concerned with developing knowledge and understanding of domestic government and politics. In component 1 and 2 of your studies, there is a clear focus on the reasons for and implications of power distribution amongst governmental institutions and other societal forces. A level Politics student are skilled in identifying, selecting, organising and deploying evidence. They are able to decode data from a range of political information in order to investigate, analyse, formulate and advocate detailed solutions to problems. Effective politics students consistently construct logical, reasoned arguments and exercise nuanced critical judgement. An established departmental culture of in class discussion and debate help to develop effective communication skills.

How is this course assessed?
Politics A Level is a linear qualification. This means that a student will undertake three exams at the end of two years study on all of the material studied.

Which other courses does this combine well with?
Politics can be studied alongside, other social sciences, including Sociology, Psychology as well as History, Economics and Geography.

What is the Qualification?
Qualification – A Level Politics
Level – A Level

What are the entry requirements?
5 GCSEs at 5 and above. Higher entry requirements are required for those wishing to study 4 A Levels.

What are the modules and units?
UK Politics and Core Political Ideas
UK Government and Non-core Political Ideas
Comparative Politics USA

What about careers?
Politics is especially helpful in preparing students for careers in Law, Journalism, Civil Service, Teaching, Management and Business as it involves skills in organisation, evaluation, analysis, problem-solving and research.