Politics A Level Edexcel
Length of course: 5 full-day sessions
Boards: Edexcel 9PL0 only
This course is board-specific for the Edexcel A level Politics specification (9PL0).
This course is not appropriate for students studying the Edexcel AS level Politics specification (8PL0).
For Component 2 the course will not cover the optional ‘non-core political ideas’ where students choose from Anarchism, Ecologism, Feminism, Multiculturalism or Nationalism.
For Component 3 there are two options: Global Politics and US Politics. This course i suitable only for students studying the US Politics route. Global Politics will not be covered.
Component 1: UK Politics
- Democracy and participation
- Political parties
- Electoral systems
- Voting behaviour and the media
- Core political ideas: Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism
Component 2: UK Government
- The constitution
- Prime Minister and Executive
- Relationships between the branches
Component 3: Government and Politics of the USA
- The US Constitution and federalism
- US Congress
- US Presidency
- US Supreme Court and US civil rights
- US democracy and participation
- Comparative theories.