A Level Politics


This course is perfect for anyone looking to get into University or into a related work area. The A Level Politics course covers many agendas from within the UK and also international political relationships. The course is designed to improve and develop learners understanding of the subject area including local and global objectives. You can be assured of an excellent learning experience and a transferrable qualification to add to your CV.


A Level Politics

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About This Course

Whether you’re fascinated in UK politics and wish to learn more about democracy, liberalism, conservatism and how the electoral system works, or you are committed to taking your first steps towards a political career working for the government or your local council; our new A Level in Politics can supply you with the knowledge, understanding and comprehension to make this happen.

This distance learning course covers everything you’d learn at college, but instead will enable you to study on your own time, at your own pace and all from the comfort of your own home.

There are no deadlines, pressure or restrictions. You can easily complete this 2 year A Level and receive a high quality qualification.

This course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications and content, meaning you can confidently enrol onto this course rest assured you will be receiving the exact same course materials and examinations as your college counterparts.

And this is great news if you are looking to get back into education or want to supplement your CV, as this course can easily be moulded to suit your requirements.

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Course Benefits

Split into 3 units, each are designed to broaden your understanding of UK politics– as well as show you how the government works – so you can build a credible career in this field. In turn, this course can be used to supplement your university qualifications, whilst creating a foundation of knowledge, skills and comprehension that can be used to develop your life skills.

The course materials taught on this course will also seek to challenge and deepen your knowledge of politics, as you will not only get an insight look into the political perspectives and viewpoints of politicians in the UK, but will also gain instruction of the inner workings of US politics.

With this course, you will:

  • Earn up to 56 UCAS points that can be used to get your dream university spot.
  • Be able to study on your timeframe without the restriction of set deadlines.
  • Be able to choose when you sit your exams so you are always prepared.

A Level Politics UCAS Points

  • A* Grade – 56 UCAS points
  • A Grade – 48 UCAS points
  • B Grade – 40 UCAS points
  • C Grade – 32 UCAS points
  • D Grade – 24 UCAS points
  • E Grade – 16 UCAS points

Course Units

Qualification Title: A Level Politics

Qualification Number: 603/1223/3

UCAS Points: Up to 56

Unit 1: UK Politics and Core Political Ideas

  • Democracy and Participation
  • Political Parties
  • Electoral Systems
  • Voting Behaviour and the Media
  • Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Socialism

Unit 2: UK Government and Optional Political Ideas

  • The Constitution
  • Parliament
  • Prime Minister and Executive
  • Relationship between the Branches
  • Nationalism

Unit 3: Comparative Politics – Government and Politics of the USA

  • The US Constitution and Federalism
  • US Congress
  • US Presidency
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Democracy and Participation
  • US Civil Rights


To earn this A Level qualification you will first complete the assessments included in your course materials.  These will be marked by your dedicated tutor and will prepare you for your exam.

You are required to complete three standard written exams:

  • Paper 1: 2 hour written exam, 33% of total marks – 21 May 2024
  • Paper 2: 2 hour written exam, 33% of total marks – 5 June 2024
  • Paper 3: 2 hour written exam, 33% of total marks – 14 June 2024

(all dates are subject to change)

There is a separate fee for the examinations, which are paid directly to the exam centre at time of booking. We’ll help you book your exams when you are ready (we advise to book well in advance to guarantee your place).

Please note: the dates shown above are the next available exam slots only (exams take place every year).

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is required to enrol onto our A Levels, meaning if you have got a natural interest in politics you can easily register and expand your understanding of this fascinating field.

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this qualification you will receive an A Level in Politics issued by Edexcel.


We believe in providing our students with unlimited support, no matter the fact that you are learning from home. So alongside receiving our comprehensive study guide and course materials – which are designed to test and broaden your skills – you will also receive the support, guidance and instruction of your very own personal tutor, as well as our student support team.

They’ll always be on hand to support your studies and answer your questions. In addition, the self-assessment exercises and tutor study marked questions supplied in the course pack can also be used by our tutors to track your progress and give you valuable feedback. From day one, you’ll never be alone in your studies.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 2 years to complete this course, but can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs.

Yes, you must pass exams to gain your A Level. There is a separate fee for the examinations, which are paid directly to the exam centre at time of booking.

The only difference is you study from home, at your own pace. The exams and qualification are exactly the same.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

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