A Level Politics
Over the two year course, students acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the UK and the US political systems, key political ideas as well as the aims and workings of the European Union (especially within the UK context). Students also develop good analytical, debating and essay writing skills. They are encouraged to approach each topic with an open mind and to examine contemporary issues from more than one viewpoint.
In Year 12: Students study two modules including an in-depth study of the UK political system, its workings and participation within it. They also examine political ideas such as liberalism, conservatism and socialism, along with an in-depth study of the European Union.
In Year 13: Students study two modules including an in-depth study of the US political system and how it works, together with a detailed examination of modern ideologies such as: feminism, ecologism and multiculturalism.
These IC6 schools will offer this qualification in September 2020:
Central Foundation Boys’ School (EDEXCEL)
City of London Academy Islington (EDEXCEL) – the specification can be read here