Government and Politics

At A Level, students follow the AQA Politics specification.

Pupils do not have to have studied the course at GCSE to take the subject.

Lively, relevant, controversial… there are many ways to describe A-Level Politics. Covering news and current affairs from the UK and US, it helps you understand how the UK country is run and develops research, written communication and debate skills. It also helps grow your confidence.

Course Summary:

Paper 1 – Government and politics of the UK.

Assessed at the end of the two year course.

Worth 33% of A-Level

2 hour written exam.

Paper 2 – The Government and politics of the USA. Comparative politics.

Assessed at the end of the two year course.

Worth 33% of A-Level

2 hour written exam.

Paper 3 – Political Ideas

Assessed at the end of the two year course.

Worth 33% of A-Level

2 hour written exam.

The department is well equipped with the teaching facilities and resources for students to excel and encourages students to think outside their comfort zones and widen their own understanding of Politics.

The pupils have access to resources both digitally and within the department.