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

Politics News

Local MP hosts Q&A with our Politics students

Politics students debate at MUNGA 2019

Team Carmel wins European Youth Parliament Debate

Washington D.C. Trip 2019

Youth Parliament Elections

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

Politics Alumni

Natasha Clieve – Law, Oxford University

Eva Carroll – English, King’s College, Cambridge

Jack Thompson – Politics, Sheffield

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What Our Students Say

At Carmel I enjoy the positive academic atmosphere which allows me to fulfil my potential. I have had the pleasure of meeting many like-minded people in my courses that share similar interests to me.

During my time at Carmel, I have been impressed by a wide range of things. The facilities the college provides are fantastic such as the library, which has been extremely useful to me personally.

Additionally, the teaching standards at Carmel are very high and the constant testing means that the teachers always know how you are doing in your course. This allows me to achieve the best grades possible.

When I leave Carmel, I hope to study History and Politics at university. One of my aspirations is to study for one year abroad while at university. The place I would like to do this is in the US due to my interest in the American political system. These were not aspirations I had before Carmel however, the staff at Carmel have encouraged me to be more ambitious which is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Patrick Bird