Exam Board: Edexcel    Duration: 2 years    Entry Requirements: Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature.

Reasons to study Politics A Level

Do you have an interest in contemporary politics? Do you want to understand how the US electoral system works? Do you want to learn about the forces that contributed to the recent UK election result? If so, Politics is the course for you.

Politics looks at the working of the political system in the UK and the USA and investigates the underlying structures of government, the ideologies that underpin it, and the interaction of people with the political process.

The party systems of the UK and USA are assessed, alongside the voting systems.
The emphasis is on contemporary politics, so information is constantly being updated and views changed.

Course Outline

Unit 1 UK Politics:
Democracy and participation
Political parties and electoral systems
Voting behaviour and the media.

Unit 2 UK Government:
The Constitution and Parliament
The Prime Minister and the Executive
Relationship between the branches of government

Unit 3 USA Politics:
US Constitution and Federalism
US Congress and US President
US Supreme Court and Civil Rights

Assessment Outline

Unit 1 UK Politics: written exam (2 hours) and is worth 33.3% of the A Level.

Unit 2 UK Government: written exam (2 hours) and is worth 33.3% of the A Level.

Unit 3: USA Politics: written exam (2 hours) and is worth 33.3% of the A Level.

Progression Routes and Career Paths

  • Civil Service
  • Business Manager
  • Charity worker
  • Market researcher
  • Politician
  • Political Analyst
  • Government Advisor
  • Journalist
  • Stockbroker
  • Diplomat
  • Journalist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Think Tank Researcher
  • Community Organiser

The Romero’s Politics Department

A committed team of expert teachers with Politics as their postgraduate specialisms.

Opportunities for involvement in the democratic processes at Romero’s such as leadership of the School Council.

Extensive range of trips e.g. Houses of Parliament and links with local politicians such as Sir Peter Bottomley.

Further Information

For more information or if you have any questions about the A Level Politics course please contact:

Mr D Alden – Teacher of Politics [email protected]

Ms G Gray-Lyons – Teacher of Politics [email protected]