Politics allows you to understand and study issues that affect us all, looking specifically at the UK and European Union, democracy and participation and the various political points of view. The course covers three main elements; UK politics, UK government and comparative politics.
Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths
If your English Language GCSE is at grade 4, one of your three GCSEs at grade 5 or above must be a literary subject (e.g. English Literature, History, Business Studies, Sociology, Geography)
A reference from your previous school/college
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.
How Will I Be Assessed?
During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are three public examinations.
What Will It Cost?
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
What Can I Do After?
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.
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