Politics

Social Sciences

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

What will you be working towards?

Code KE32
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The course is that of the Edexcel examination board. This is a course where British and American politics are studied. There are three components at A Level:

  • Component One: UK Politics and Core Political Ideas
  • Component Two: UK Government and non-core Political roles
  • Component Three: Comparative Politics: Government & Politics of the USA

 

Details

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How will it be delivered?

A2 Examination (in Y13)

Component One: Written Paper 2 hours (33.3% of A level)

Component Two: Written Paper 2 hours (33.3% of A level)

Component Three: Written Paper 2 hours (33.3% of A level)

Entry requirements

You do not need to have studied Politics before in order to take A level, but it is important that you have a genuine interest in politics and political issues. You will need to have achieved at least a grade 5 in English or English Literature. Also a grade 5 in a Humanities subject at GCSE. 

TO ENSURE YOUR SUBJECT CHOICES FIT INTO THE TIMETABLE PLEASE SEE OUR BLOCKING TIMETABLE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW. SUBJECTS SHOULD BE CHOSEN IN DIFFERENT BLOCKS TO AVOID ANY CLASHES

https://www.kes.sheffield.sch.uk/s/Y12-Subject-Blocks-2021-22-Version-2.pdf

Your next steps...

To employers and universities, Politics is a serious academic subject which is highly respected. Politics students are valued because they have learned to think for themselves about important issues and developed skills in analytical essay writing. Politics combines well with a range of social science and humanities subjects as well as language or science A levels to lead to degree courses in such areas as law, history, international relations, economics and of course politics.

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