Politics, A Level | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code ALPOLD1LC

Politics, A Level

What will I do on this A Level?

This course will increase your awareness of political processes and give you an insight into the institutions that make our country, and the rest of the world, work. You will start by studying the UK’s political system, eventually moving on to the issues surrounding politics in the US.

This will develop your understanding of both systems and key political issues. You will also study key political ideologies which have formed the basis of political thought over the past few centuries.

It will be essential that you keep up-to-date with current affairs and get involved in lively discussions in class. You will also be given the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament, speak to key political figures and engage in work experience within the local political scene.

How will I be assessed?

Exams in the second year.

What could I do after this A Level?

You could apply to study politics, international relations or a related degree, such as law or history. Careers exist in journalism, law, PR, finance, media, local government and politics.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and maths.

Course Level

Level 3

Category & Subject Area

A Levels Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds Law


Loxton campus

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