A Level Politics

“Why should I study Politics?”

Politics is often regarded as an activity that has the potential to be a little ‘dirty’. Politicians are increasingly seen as dishonest and obsessed with spin and image, rather than real issues that affect ordinary people. This is your chance to gain a better understanding of British and American politics, and judge for yourself whether it deserves its current image. In the wake of, what can only be described as, an ‘eventful’ last few years, there has never been a better time to study Government and Politics.

“What will I study?”

The new A-Level course consists of three modules:

Exam Paper 1

2 hrs – 33% of A Level

Exam Paper 2

2 hrs – 33% of A Level

Exam Paper 3

2 hrs – 33% of A Level
The Politics of the UK The Government of the UK The Politics of the USA The Government of the USA Core Ideologies Other Ideologies
Participation and voting behaviour The British Constitution The electoral process and direct democracy The Constitution and Federalism Conservatism Feminism
Electoral systems and reform Parliament Political parties Congress Liberalism  
Political parties The Core Executive (prime minister, cabinet, civil service) Voting behavior The Presidency Socialism  
Pressure groups and protest movements Multi-level governance (local and devolved government in the UK and the European Union) Pressure Groups The Supreme Court    
    A comparison of UK and US Politics. Relating ideologies to study of UK/US