A Level Politics

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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


Politics gives students the chance to explore how the British political system works, consider current political issues in the United Kingdom and evaluate the role media plays in UK politics.

Students will also study a range of political ideologies, including conservatism, socialism and liberalism.

The final element involves a comparative unit looking at political processes and issues in the USA.


Paper 1:

  • Political Participation
  • Political Ideologies (core)

Paper 2: 

  • Government in the UK
  • Political Ideologies (option)

Paper 3:

  • Participation and Government of the USA

How will it be delivered?

  • 3 x 2 hour Papers
  • Extended Essay Questions

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is 7 GCSE or equivalent passes at grades 9-4 in an appropriate range of subjects, including Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above.

The college will accept one BTEC at Merit level as one GCSE equivalent.

Your next steps...

This course could lead you on to higher education to study Law, Politics and Journalism amongst other subjects.  With further training this course could lead to careers in Social Work, Local Government or the Police.