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Politics A Level

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Units

Component 1:

UK Politics Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification Content overview 1. Political Participation, students will study: democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media. 2. Core Political Ideas, students will study: conservatism, liberalism, socialism.

Component 2:

UK Government Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification Content overview 1. UK Government, students will study: the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive, relationships between the branches. 2. Optional Political Ideas, students will study one idea from the following: anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism.

Component 3:

Comparative Politics Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification Students study the USA Content overview For USA students will study: the US Constitution and federalism, US congress, US presidency, US Supreme Court, democracy and participation, civil rights.

 

Textbook(s)

We recommend students purchase the exam board endorsed textbook to support their learning:

Edexcel GCE Politics AS and A-level Student Book and eBook by Dr Graham Goodlad (Author)

ISBN-13: 978-1292187020

 

Sample papers

Paper 1

Paper 2