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Politics - Subject Guide

Key Stage 5

AQA A-Level Politics

Ever wanted to know more about politics? Now’s your chance!

We start Year 12 by examining the British Constitution (the rules governing how Britain is run). We follow this up by examining Parliament, the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and the Judiciary. What do they do? What are their powers? We then look at referendums, elections and devolution before examining Britain’s relations with the EU and the role of Political Parties and Pressure Groups.

We follow this up with a comparison of British and US Politics, looking at the US Constitution, President, Congress, the Supreme Court, Civil Rights and US parties and pressure groups. We also examine Political ideologies – the battle for ideas.

Our students study the core ideas of Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Nationalism and ask themselves why do people believe what they believe, and how can different political stances be justified.

Specification

AQA A-Level Politics

Resources

  • A room in the Sixth Form block with computer and projector and two display boards.
  • Two knowledgeable and enthusiastic members of staff.
  • A full set of the latest textbooks written for the exam and approved by the exam board.
  • A host of books available for wider reading.

Successes

  • One of our pupils achieved 100% in their A2 exams.
  • Our pupils consistently achieve good results at A-Level.