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Politics A Level at Wheatley Park School

Course description

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people” Abraham Lincoln

When you think about it, politics affects almost everything in our lives – from the food we eat to our journey to school.  A Level Politics is a challenging and stimulating course which will develop your understanding of key world issues.  Your knowledge and understanding of these issues will be developed through debate and discussion as well as lectures, videos, ICT and private reading plus guest speakers.  Politics complements a wide range of Arts, Science and Social Science A Levels and can lead to a wide variety of careers, even politics itself!

Course content

In year 13 we look at the politics in other countries, with our big focus being politics in the United States of America. Through your studies you will identify similarities and differences between the USA’s system of government and ours. You will also be able to gain a better understanding of how the USA’s political parties were formed and why they have changed so much over time. After all, the American politicians of today are an awful lot different to characters that formed the United States in the first place.

Year 12

Politics in the UK

Year 13

Politics in the USA


Two written exams worth 50% each

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirement for Level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to complete 8 GCSEs or equivalent, including a minimum of grade 4 in five subjects which must include English and Mathematics.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wheatley Park School directly.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017

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