Politics affects every aspect of our lives from deciding how our taxes are spent to how our country is run. A Level Politics is a fantastic course for students interested in current affairs, and how the decisions of an elected body affect us all. If you want to know how the Government works and explore topics such as do pressure groups strengthen participation in elections and how our views are influenced, then this course is for you! Key topics you will study include:
- Democracy and participation
- Core ideologies such as Conservatism, Liberalism and Socialism
- Governing the UK; from constitutional principles to parliamentary functions
- Feminism depth study
- Global political issues such as human rights, environmental concerns and how international organisations such as the United Nations and European Union enforce these
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature and grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE History or GCSE English Literature.
This fast-paced course is taught by experienced teachers, and will see you engaging with the latest news to develop your understanding of politics in a modern context. It is important that you have an interest in current affairs, and want to discuss and debate the latest issues. You will keep up with the latest news and events, including through following politicians on social media and accessing our digital back catalogue of Hodder’s Politics Review series. Students are also provided with other complimentary high-quality learning resources such as core topic textbooks.
This is a great option for any career where a knowledge of current affairs or the political system is vital, such as Journalism, Public Policy, Sociology or of course, Politics! Studying this subject demonstrates that you can communicate effectively, and present strong evidence-based arguments, making it ideal for a huge range of careers.
Good to Know
Politics complements subjects such as History and Law. Applicants should not be deterred if they have not studied the subject before, the qualification caters for the fact students may not have studied it at GCSE.