A-Level Politics


This A-Level Politics course is the perfect entry point to creating an in-depth knowledge of politics across both the UK and US political, governance and judiciary systems.  You’ll become aware of how governance impacts the social sphere that we live, from elections, the people’s vote and the history of the parties that reform our laws.

A Politics A-Level is most useful if you see a career working within politics, as a political journalist, or a political analyst. The course and the exposure it gives to voting behaviour, referendums and candidacy selection is extremely attractable to media publications, political parties and research houses.

SKU: X918 Categories: ,

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Qualification

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2024 and beyond.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • Paper 1: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-Level, 77 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-Level, 77 marks.
  • Paper 3: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-Level, 77 marks.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of assignments.

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Content

The study of politics covers the institutions and decision-making processes that govern the world that we live in. It affects everything! In this module, you will focus on how the UK government is organised and will learn to appreciate the complexities of the system. You’ll focus on the structure and role of Parliament, the Prime Minister, cabinet, and the judiciary. Then, you’ll look closer at the specific politics of the UK, developing an awareness of historical development of rights in the UK, such as the Bill of Rights (1689), the Parliaments Acts (1911 and 1949) and the European Communities Act (1972).
In this section, you’ll learn about the key concepts of the constitutional framework of US government. You’ll look closely at the structure of the US Constitution and the legislative branch of government: Congress and President. Then you’ll explore the US electoral process and understand how the US democracy is organised. Finally, you’ll be able to make a comparative study of the government and politics of the UK and the USA, analysing and explaining similarities and differences between them.
In this final module, you will explore the core ideologies that affect the individual and freedom, human nature, the state, society, and the economy. Learning about these ideologies, you’ll develop a solid understanding of the fundamental goals of conservatism, socialism, liberalism, nationalism, feminism, multiculturalism, anarchism, and ecologism.
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X918
  • Qualification code: 9PLO

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

A GCSE or equivalent in History is recommended for this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes. There are set texts that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) Edexcel UK Government and Politics for AS/A Level (Fifth Edition), N McNaughton, Hodder Education 2017. (2) US Government and Politics for A-level (Fifth Edition), A Bennett, Hodder Education 2017. (3) Political ideas for A Level: Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Ecologism, R Kelly and N McNaughton, Hodder Education 2017.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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