Democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, communism and republic – how do these political systems work and what impact do they have on citizens around the world?
Government and politics affects every aspect of our lives; our freedoms, our laws, the opportunities we have to succeed in life. At home in the UK debate continues on immigration, the health services and education.
In other countries people are fighting for equal rights for women, access to schooling for children and the abolition of dangerous working conditions. Find out how global politics has developed over the centuries and where we’re heading in the future.
You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.
You will study the features of government and political systems at local, national and international levels. You do not need to have studied the subject before, but you must have an interest in politics and current affairs.
- People and politics
- Governing the UK
- Political ideologies including liberalism, feminism, Marxism and nationalism.
Start: 4th September 2019
A Level Programme (2 years)
Course code: C000450 / Q000511
A Level Politics
To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English at grade 5 (C) or above and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.
To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English at grade 5 (C) or above and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.
You must also have studied an essay writing subject such as GCSE History or Geography.
|Teaching & assessment||
Assessment is by examinations.
You could progress to a related higher education course such as politics, political studies, political history, sociology or international relations.
There are lots of careers open to you such as journalist, political researcher, local government officer or civil servant.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!