KEY STAGE 5 SUMMARY
The A Level Politics course is designed for students with a passion for current affairs and social change.
Currently, at Key Stage 5 students can choose Politics A2 as one of their options. We follow the Edexcel examination board specification Politics Specification Link
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Politics consists of three externally examined papers.
Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.
Component 1: UK Politics
- Political Participation, students will study:
Democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media.
- Core Political Ideas, students will study: • conservatism, liberalism, socialism.
Assessment overview Section A:
Political Participation One 30-mark question from a choice of two (each question uses a source) – students must complete one of these. Plus one 30-mark question from a choice of two – students must complete one of these.
Section B: Core Political Ideas One 24-mark question from a choice of two,
Component 2: UK Government
- UK Government, students will study:
the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive, relationships between the branches.
- Non-core political ideas, students will study: • one idea from the following: anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism.
Content overview For USA
Students will study:
The US Constitution and federalism, US Congress, US presidency, US Supreme Court and civil rights, democracy and participation, comparative theories.