|Course Name: Politics A Level
|Exam Board: AQA
The A Level Politics specification is designed to encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to interpret, evaluate and comment on the nature of politics. Students acquire knowledge of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom and the USA, as well as the key ideologies underpinning politics across the world.
You will develop your critical thinking skills and enhance your ability to interpret, evaluate and comment on the nature of politics. You will develop essay writing and debating skills which are transferable to other subjects.
Politics goes well with Economics, History, Sociology, Philosophy and English. History students, in particular, have found that a grounding in British and American politics has helped enormously with their two History papers, giving them a deeper understanding of the main topics in these papers. Politics does not just appeal to Social Science students, however: increasingly, Art and Drama students have enrolled to study Politics, giving them a broader perspective on the world.
There are 3 units:
Each unit is examined by a single exam, each lasting 2 hours.