A-Level Politics

Did You Know?

There have been 57 British prime ministers since 1721.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board


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What do I need to study this course?

You must have an interest in, and some knowledge of, current affairs and politics. You will need a grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language. A good GCSE History grade is also preferred.

What will I study?

A-level Politics will develop your knowledge and informed understanding of contemporary political structures and issues in their historical context. You will study politics in the United Kingdom as well as global politics and political ideology. You will gain a critical awareness of the changing nature of politics and the relationships between political ideas, institutions and processes.

What next?

Many of our students move on to study a degree in politics or international studies at prestigious universities including the London School of Economics, Cambridge, Durham, Sheffield and York. Politics students often go into journalism, business, law, the Civil Service, and teaching. They may also work for political parties, charities, and NGOs.

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