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AS Level: Politics

Preparation for Life and Work

Preparation for Life and Work
Preparation for Life and Work
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AS/Politics
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is designed to reflect the demands of a truly modern and evolving political environment in the UK and around the world.  At AS Level, students will study UK politics and government, which will give them a core knowledge and understanding of politics. Students will then develop this knowledge and understanding at A Level, and study three core political ideas and another from a choice of five. They then go on to study the government and politics of the USA.


Year 12
Unit 1 – UK Politics: democracy, political parties, electoral systems and voting behaviour, the media.
Unit 2 – UK Government: the constitution, parliament, the Prime Minister, relationships between the different branches of government.

How will it be delivered?

Year 12

Paper 1: UK Politics 1 hour 45 minute exam (50%)

Paper 2: UK Government 1 hour 45 minute exam (50%)

Entry requirements

  5 Grade 4’s and above. Students embarking on this course must have an interest in current affairs. 

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