Course Overview

Whether we realise it or not, politics has a huge impact on our everyday lives: it’s in the decisions we make, the laws we follow, and the way we’re governed. Not only is politics enduringly relevant, studying it also helps develop key skills such as the ability to interpret and explain complex ideas and form sound arguments with critical judgement. 

On this A-level Politics course, you’ll explore the different governmental systems and political parties present in the UK. Then you’ll take a close look at how elections work, considering voting behaviour and referendums, as well as the ideologies that influence elections and government decisions. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the politics of the USA, learning about the key aspects of authority, the relations between institutions, and political ideologies, discerning the differences between UK and US systems. 

This distance learning course follows the AQA syllabus and has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time and space. You’ll have unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the exam. You’ll also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final A-Level examinations in the UK.

You’ll get all this too:

  • Fast Track – In a rush? You’ll have the option to complete this course within a year.
  • Guaranteed Exam Venue – Finding exam spaces can be tough, so with Oxbridge you’ll get guaranteed access to our network of partnership exam centres around the UK
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – We’re so confident, if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Course at a glance

Course duration

24

On average it takes our students 12 months to complete this course, however you have up to 24 months.

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This course is awarded by AQA.

Study Method

Study completely online using our award-winning learning platform, MyOxbridge.

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

Step One

We'll take the time to understand your goals

Step Two

Together we'll develop your learning journey

Step Three

You'll get access to our award-winning learning portal, MyOxbridge. If you like, add a printed version of your course too!

Step Four

Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate

Step Five

Once you've passed, we’ll review your learning journey, and provide free resources such as our Job Ready or University Ready Pack.

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24

On average, students complete this course in 12 months, but we'll give you up to 24 months.

30mins/day

The learning hours for this course are up to 300 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 18 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

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AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Our course code
X918
Qualification Code
7152
UCAS Points
56

Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements

A GCSE or equivalent in History is recommended for this course.

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