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About the course…

Are you interested in current affairs? Would you like to find out more about how decisions made in this country affect the lives of millions of people?

A Level Politics is a dynamic and highly topical course, where you will examine the underlying political system to gain a deeper insight of the ever changing events and policies. Not only does it develop an understanding of how our country is run, it also looks at key political ideals, parties and thinkers.

You will study a range of interesting topics, including UK politics and core political ideas, conservatism, liberalism, socialism, UK government and non-core political ideas and global politics.

Why study with us…

  • You will have many opportunities to debate about political ideas and movements, improving your public speaking skills and helping your confidence to grow.
  • Whether you want to become a politician, or you’re simply fascinated by the subject, a qualification in politics will leave you with many transferable skills that will benefit you when progressing to higher education and employment. These include assertiveness, public speaking, data analysis, essay writing and research.
  • Politics is a highly topical subject, meaning you will develop a greater awareness of  the world around you.

Where Politics can take you…

Politics is a subject that can be studied further at university and combines well with other subjects such as law, history, sociology and economics.

It is also a pathway to a career in the Civil Service, broadcasting, journalism, the legal profession, the police force and more.

Career opportunities includes roles such as a policy officer, political risk analyst, politician’s assistant, public affairs consultant and government social research officer.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study

Course Alumni

Hermione Haden

Studied: Politics, History and English Literature

Next Steps: Studying Law at Durham University

I really enjoyed the sense of independence the college offers. It helped me gain a real passion for my subjects.