A Level Politics (AQA)
There are three broad areas of study in this specification:
The specification requires in-depth study of UK and US government and politics. Comparisons across the two political systems are required in the topic entitled “Comparative Politics”. Students will be required to identify parallels, connections, similarities and differences between aspects of politics. This will ensure that students develop a critical awareness of the changing nature of politics and the relationships between political ideas, political institutions and political processes.
The political ideas to be studied have relevance to both of the systems of government and politics. The study of the four ideologies will enhance the students’ knowledge and understanding of politics, political debate and political issues in both the UK and the USA.
Well regarded by all universities, A Level Politics can lead directly to single subject degrees in Politics or International Relations, and to a wide variety of combined courses.