A level Politics Edexcel
- Week 1: Monday 27 March – Friday 31 March
- Week 2: Monday 3 April – Friday 7 April (including Good Friday)
- Week 3: Monday 10 April – Friday 14 April (including Easter Monday)
Length of Course
5 full-day sessions
This course is board-specific for the Edexcel A level Politics specification (9PL0) and is for A Level Year 13 students only.
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.
The following topics will 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
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