Politics A Level

DEPARTMENT STAFF
Subject Leader: Mr J Kennedy
KS5 Subject Teachers:Mr J Kennedy, Ms K Vevers, Ms R Payne

DEPARTMENT STAFF
Subject Leader: Mr J Kennedy
KS5 Subject Teachers:
Mr J Kennedy, Ms K Vevers,
Ms R Payne

St Anne’s is delighted to be offering Politics A Level again. The last few years has been particularly tumultuous in the world of politics and young people are more engaged than ever. The political earthquakes of Brexit and Donald Trump have completely changed the world and A Level Politics provides a deep-dive into both the British and American system. Alongside these two studies, the third element of the A Level is to look at the philosophical ideas behind our politics (Socialism, Nationalism etc). Through these three areas, a student should come away equipped the tools to understand the changing world of the 21st Century.

Board: AQA

Structure: 3 exams

Exam 1 – British Government and Politics
2 hours (A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions)

Exam 2 – USA Government and Politics
2 hours (A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions)

Exam 3 – Political Ideas
2 hours (A mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions)

Possible Careers: Well respected across professions: Law, English, Journalism, History.
A very flexible subject that is valued across the humanities and even more science-focused career pathways.

Further Reading: Andrew Marr ‘A History of Modern Britain’

History Leaflet

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