Department: Politics

Head of Department: C Wilkinson

If you wish to learn more about the curriculum, please contact the Head of Department by email: ­­­­c.wilkinson@oaklandscatholicschool.org

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblink: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.html

Year 12 Topics
Year 13 Topics
  • UK Politics: Democracy & participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behavior, the media.
  • Core Politics Ideas: Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism.
  • UK Goverment: The Constitution, Prime Minister & the Executive, relationships between the branches of government.
  • Non-core Political Ideas (one of the following): Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Feminism, Ecologism, Anarchism
  • The Government and Politics of the USA: The US constitution, federalism, US congress, US presidency, US Supreme Court, civil rights, US democracy & participation, comparative theories.

Exam:

Paper 1: UK Politics & Core Political Ideas

Paper 2: UK Government & Non-Core Political Ideas Paper 3: Comparative Politics (USA)