Politics A Level Edexcel for Year 13

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 for A level Year 13 students only.

This course is not suitable for Year 12 students.

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 is only suitable 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
  • Parliament
  • 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