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Politics A level Edexcel for Year 13

Politics A level Edexcel for Year 13

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April
  • Week 2: Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
  • Week 3: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 April


Edexcel 9PL0

Length of Course

35 hours


9am to 5pm daily

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
  • 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

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