A Level Politics develops your knowledge and understanding of the society that you live in. It allows you to develop an understanding of how power works, how ideas become laws and how we are represented in the United Kingdom.
Politics matters. Every headline, every news bulletin, every aspect of our lives is influenced by politics.
A level Politics involves the study of prime ministers and presidents. We look at politics from the highest levels of government right down to how ordinary people get involved through voting or through protest movements. Politics is a subject for those people who like tackling important debates and arguments. You can challenge other people’s ideas, whilst also developing your own, as we consider what it means to be a liberal, a conservative or a socialist.
Where does an A Level Politics course lead?
The course will prepare you for continued study at university degree level and various possible career pathways thereafter. As a subject, if fits in well with subjects like history, law, philosophy or English. The study of politics is very useful for a number of careers and is a well-established subject at the most prestigious universities in the UK.
A Level Politics Entry Requirements
GCSE grade 5 in English Language.
A Level Politics Course Leaflet
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Exam board course specification
Local MP hosts Q&A with our Politics students
Politics students debate at MUNGA 2019
Team Carmel wins European Youth Parliament Debate
Politics students visit London and The Houses of Parliament
Politics students debate at MUNGA
Lower Sixth students take part in EYP Debate
Politics students visit Westminster
Natasha Clieve – Law, Oxford University
Eva Carroll – English, King’s College, Cambridge
Jack Thompson – Politics, Sheffield