Politics is at the forefront of every news headline at the moment, be it the Brexit negotiations, the Trump presidency or unfolding events in Catalonia. Students of all ages are actively engaging in national and world politics and A-level Government and Politics affords them the opportunity to look at the structures and powers that drive the politics we see in action every day. The course is constantly updated, so it tracks real time politics and generates exciting debate and discussion on a lesson-by-lesson basis. Students write their own blogs and track their additional reading/viewing of political commentary and debate. The course follows the AQA specification.

Course Content

Unit 1: UK Government and politics of the UK

Unit 2: Government and politics of the USA and comparative politics

Unit 3: Political ideas

Where the course leads

Politics is a highly regarded A-level because of its emphasis on written skills and high level analysis and evaluation. Students will stand out when applying for Oxbridge and Russell Group universities with a Politics A-level because they will have a developed understanding of current affairs and political debate. Similarly, it will stand them in good stead for job, apprenticeship and university interviews. Potential career paths include law, journalism, civil service, diplomatic service, business, defense, education and humanitarian work.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language/Literature