Government & Politics - A Level - 2 years

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code LP45
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Do you have an opinion on how the country should be run? Do you like to explore and challenge others to consider how political decisions affect us all? If you have a passion for political debate and a desire to learn more about the workings of government then taking an A Level in Politics at Longley Park would be a great choice.   


Our A Level Politics students follow the AQA specification. There are three units which cover on British and American political institutions as well as Political Ideologies. You will learn about how political systems work, who holds power and how change is created. You will also learn about the role of the individual in political debate.

Our Politics students benefit from a close partnership with Sheffield University and are able to take part in bespoke lectures and seminars to support their studies. They also have the opportunity to meet those who work in the political world including members of parliament and political campaigners. 

Politics students are also able to take part in our Humanities visit to the Houses of Parliament and to a range of museum exhibitions relevant to specific areas of the course.  

A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed through three exams

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A*-C) including English + Maths

Your next steps...

An A Level in Politics gives you the opportunity to develop an enquiring and critical approach to current affairs. You will have an up to date understanding of the fast changing nature of the political world. As such, A Level Politics is highly regarded by universities and employers who value the skills and knowledge you will gain on the course. Students who have completed A Level Politics at Longley Park have progressed to successful careers in law, journalism, local government and business management.