A Levels

A Level Politics (September 2024 Start)

Start Date: 05/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 26/06/2026
End Time: 17:00
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

Government and Politics gives students the opportunity to study a broad range of contemporary issues in both UK and US politics. Students will study the theoretical framework behind the actions of governments and apply that knowledge to developing political situations. Government and Politics is any excellent course to study if you have an interest in current affairs and the course will enable you to sharpen your own political views. You will also be equipped with a range of skills essential for study at higher education.

Qualification Gained

• GCE A Level in Government and Politics

After The Course

Politics is highly valued by all universities and is suitable for those intending to study a wide range of subjects. It can be of particular value to those wishing to study Politics, English, Law, Sociology or Philosophy. Politics students go on to a variety of different careers such as teaching, practising law, retail, business, politics and even the entertainment industry.

What Will I Learn

Year 1 will focus on a study of UK Government and Politics including topics such as political parties, electoral systems and voting behaviour and the media. Year 1 students will also study core political ideas and how they apply to the current political system. Year 2 students will study the US system of government including the US constitution, US presidency and the US Supreme Court and civil rights. Students will also be required to compare the US system of government to the UK government.

Our Lecturers

The course is taught by well qualified and experienced lectures who are dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality pastoral support. The team includes staff with relevant sector expertise including a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador who has undertaken extensive training in Westminster.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Variety of delivery methods including classroom activities, professional discussions, digitally-enabled activity, presentations and directed study.


As a student, you will have weekly tutorials that are used for one to one support, progress updates, employability skills and preparation for University.

How Will I Be Assessed

You will follow the Edexcel Government and Politics specification which culminates in three written examinations at the end of the second year of study. Two examinations will focus on the UK political system and the final examination will focus on the US political system.

Entry Requirements

• You will need five GCSEs at grades 9-4. • Including English Literature or Language at grade 9-5. • If you have missed a grade 4 in Maths by one grade it may be possible to re-sit GCSE maths in your first year.

Required Experience

No specific experience is required for this course but a keen interest in Politics and current affairs is essential.