humanities A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Politics

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Current, relevant, and controversial. Learn about the key political issues affecting the UK and the US. The study of politics will help you understand how the UK and US governments function and why.



A grade 5 in English Language or English Literature.

Why study A Level Politics at Blackpool Sixth?

Our students have the opportunity to meet current serving local MPs and councillors, as well as organising Question Time events prior to national elections. We also have a thriving Politics Society to discuss the most current issues.

How will I be taught?

Politics is taught using a variety of teaching and learning methods. These include:

  • Discussion and debate
  • Paired work
  • Google Classroom
  • Video

What skills will I develop?

  • Employability skills:
  • Research skills
  • Written communication
  • Debating skills
  • Confidence
  • Skills of analysis and evaluation
  • Critical thinking
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How will I be assessed?


  • 100% Exam

  • Paper 1: Government and politics of the UK (33.3%)
  • Paper 2: The government and politics of the USA, and comparative politics (33.3%)
  • Paper 3: Political ideas (33.3%)

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What will you study and other information about A Level Politics

Where does it lead?

The course will prepare you very well for continued study at University. Politics students progress to study a range of other academic subjects such as History, English, and Law. Of course, you could progress into the civil service, or even become an MP. Many politics students also progress into legal, business, and media professions.

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