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A Level Politics

Politics explores the relationship between government and people. This course provides an insight into the major political parties in Britain and the US as well as key differences between their respective political systems. Students will develop an understanding of key issues such as democracy, political participation, human rights and EU membership. Moreover, students will learn about key political ideologies including liberalism, conservatism and socialism.

Politics leads to careers in government, law, journalism, teaching, business and many others areas. It develops skills with regard to communication, analysis and evaluation which are all highly valued by universities and employers.

“What makes politics so fascinating is that it is a source of conflict in the world as well as a mode of activity seeking to resolve strife and create better societies.”

A Level Politics – AQA

What is Politics?

Politics explores the relationship between government and the people. It explores key concepts and ideals such as democracy whilst examining fundamental issues such as human rights. Politics is about the competing interests of different groups of people within society.

Why study it?

Above all else Politics is relevant and important. We are surrounded by Politics each and every day whether it be local events in the newspaper, national scandals and arguments or even global international conferences and conflicts.

Course Structure and Your Future

Year 12 & 13

Government and Politics of the UK

Government and Politics of the USA and Comparative Politics

Political Ideologies

What next?

Studying A-Level Government and Politics can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following:

Law, Politics, Civil Service, Journalism, Media, Business and Teaching and Education