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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 

Content overview

  1. Political Participation, students will study:

Democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media.

  1. 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

Content overview

  1. UK Government, students will study:

the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive, relationships between the branches.

  1. Non-core political ideas, students will study: • one idea from the following: anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism.

Component 3 

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.



Mr Chris Brown

Vice Principals:
Kelly Harris (Pastoral and Behaviour)
Paddy Cassidy (Curriculum and Assessment)
Alison Underwood (Personal Development and Inclusion)

Finance &
Resources Director:

Ken Robb