"Choosing Politics has allowed me to really understand how the variety of ways democracy works within our country, and has helped me with skills and understanding for a future career in Politics."
Choosing Politics has allowed me to really understand the variety of ways democracy works within our country.
Politics (A Level)
- Year 1 & 2
- Exam board
What Will You Learn?
Politics is the study of power, who has it and why and how it affects us all! On the course, you will explore the mechanics of British politics, whilst also focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of our political system. You will look at who has the power and authority to make significant political decisions, which have an impact on every person, such as Brexit and climate change. You will also consider how we all participate within our democratic system from voting to joining parties and pressure groups. You will study political ideologies in depth, focusing on liberalism, socialism, conservatism and feminism and their very different perceptions on the state, the economy, freedom and the individual.
Additionally, you will study the politics of the USA, considering the US system of government and comparing it to the UK system in terms of power and decision making, looking in detail at elections and presidents such as Obama, Trump and Biden. You will look to create careful and considered arguments concerning decision-making. You will develop the ability to interpret political information and hone your analytical skills by evaluating political knowledge. If you want to focus on political events in the UK and the USA and the ideologies that underpin them, this is the course for you. No prior detailed knowledge is required, just a keen interest in politics.
Where Will This Lead?