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A Levels

A-Level Politics

  • Course Type: A Level

What can this course lead to?

Example job roles in:

  • Politician
  • Journalist
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Consumer Affairs and Trade Unions
  • Trade Unions Representative

Studying further degrees in:

  • Politics
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Journalism

Who is it for?

This course explores political and social issues, current affairs and how decisions affecting society are made. You will gain an understanding of contemporary political structures and their historical contexts, both within the UK and US. You will also develop critical awareness of the changing nature of politics and the relationships between political ideas, institutions and processes.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Politics in the UK
  • Political participation in the UK
  • Political ideas
  • Government and politics of the USA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below

Minimum grade 6/B or above in English Language or English Literature, plus 6/B in another humanity.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.

Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks -subject to availability
  • Moving you between A-Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard – subject to availability
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years
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