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A-Level Politics

A-Level Government and Politics is a fascinating and complex subject; a subject that both unites and divides people.  An A-level course will provide you with a firm grasp of its underlying principles and systems. As well as teaching you about how the UK is governed, you’ll also learn about how it integrates with the EU, how UK politics is changing, the advantages and shortcomings of different political systems, how elections work and the make-up of the British constitution. In short, you’ll cover every aspect of how government and politics work, and gain a different perspective on how politicians reach the decisions that affect every aspect of our lives.

A-levels are the gold standard for education in the UK, recognised by universities and employers alike as a mark of significant achievement. This A-Level Government and Politics course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success.  You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.

On this course you will:

  • Develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions, and processes.
  • Gain an understanding of the structures of authority and power within the UK’s political system and how these may differ from those of other political systems
  • Develop critical thinking skills and enhance your ability to interpret, evaluate and comment on the nature of politics
  • Acquire knowledge of the structures of authority and power within the political system

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

An A-Level course will provide you with a firm grasp of its underlying principles and systems. As well as teaching you about how the UK is governed, you’ll also learn about how it integrates with the EU, how UK politics is changing.
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: Edexcel
Our course ref: A018
Qualification code: 9PLO

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad.  They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades.  Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 200 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Assessment

Official exams

  • 1 hours 30 minutes, 25% of marks
  • 1 hours 30 minutes, 25% of marks
  • 1 hour 20 minutes, 25% of marks
  • 1 hour 20 minutes, 25% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.  Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required complete 14 assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework task.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Government and Politics, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
No formal qualifications are required, but essay-writing skills are advisable.
UCAS Points
56
Section 1
People and politics
  • Introduction to government and politics
  • Democracy and political participation
  • Party policies and ideas
  • Elections
  • Elections and electoral reform
  • Pressure groups

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 3 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.  Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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Helen Sands

My school doesn’t offer this course and it is something I am very interested in so decided to do it via distance learning. I Liked Oxbridge when I spoke with them and I found their website easy to use so I enrolled with them. Had an email confirming all my details and purchase. Rang up as I had a few questions and they were just as keen to talk to me after they had my money as before and spoke to me like an adult which can I say is very rare from the 3 other colleges I called.

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Jordan Hanson

I’m doing 2 courses simultaneously with Oxbridge – my tutor on this course is better, as in faster and more in depth than on my other and I have to say I am really impressed. I have been doing distance learning for a few years now, some personal interest and some academic and this is my preferred choice of provider.

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