7 or above in Geography or History and English
Government and Politics of the UK
Government and Politics of the USA
Students will also study comparative politics in relation to these two systems.
There are three exams at the end of Year 13 - each two hours. Students do not sit the AS exam.
Students are regularly assessed on both their knowledge and on their ability to respond to the three question formats in the exams.
Reading lists will be provided on commencing the course. The AQA website has a range of useful materials and information.
We use an online resource, ‘Prechewed Politics’, which provides students with videos, notes, case study sheets and revision materials to support their lerning.
A Level is a good stepping stone to politics and politics-related degrees (international relations, law etc). It is also a ‘facilitating’ subject - regarded by Russell Group university as a good supporting subject to those required for any degree. Its breadth and focus on research, analysis and thoughtful argument means politics students are highly sought-after by both universities and employers.