A Level Politics
Course code: 7512
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 24 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: AQA A Politics
Awarding body: AQA
Are you intrigued by politics? Curious about government, how it works and what it is really for? Planning a career in the civil service? Then A Politics is the course for you. It is the perfect course for those looking to deepen their understanding of the world we live in, as well as those looking to study the subject at university level.
If you want to understand why the political system is the way it is and how this can be influenced and shaped then you will find this course both informative and intriguing.
Politics course overview
A Level Politics enables you to develop a critical understanding of politics, its processes and the ability to critically evaluate the system. This encourages you to be an informed and active citizen. You will cover politics in the USA and the UK and look at subjects like people, politics and participation as well as how Britain is governed in the modern day.
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A Level Politics.
- You will develop your critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret, evaluate and comment.
- You will develop an awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas as well as institutions and processes.
- You will develop an understanding of the structures of authority and how the political system in the United Kingdom works, you will also exam the differences with other systems.
- You will gain an informed understanding of the rights and the responsibilities of the individual.
- You will develop a passion in contemporary politics.
This course is divided into 3 units:
• the government and politics of the UK
• the government and politics of the USA, and comparative politics
• political ideas.
The AQA A Level Politics qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Method of study
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.