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Government and Politics A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

Studying Politics at A level provides students with an in depth knowledge of the UK political system at AS. While at A2 students gain a comprehensive knowledge of the key political ideologies of the modern era. An understanding of these areas provides access to a variety of career choices.

Course content

The Politics course is comprised of four units of work.

Unit 1 People and Politics: This covers democracy, pressure groups, elections and voting systems.

Unit 2 Governing the UK: This unit covers the constitution, parliament, the executive and the judiciary.

Unit 3 Introducing Political Ideologies: Examines the key ideologies of liberalism, socialism, conservatism and anarchism.

Unit 4 Other Political Ideologies: Delves in the more recent 20th Century ideologies of multiculturalism, ecologism, feminism and nationalism.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.


The Politics course is assessed through four exams. The AS part of the course is assessed through two exams at the end of Year 12 and A2 is assessed through two exams at the end of Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years