A Level Politics

Course codes: OSC1292 / OSC1313
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Study A Level Politics from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Official Edexcel Politics A Level
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!
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Course Overview

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course can include the examination fees needed to successfully gain your A Level Politics qualification and those all-important UCAS points. 

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level. If you add on the exams, when you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies. 

This course can be completed without taking the A Level exam.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

A Level in Politics (you must take the A Level exams to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams.

Course Content

Edexcel Pearson Specification Code: 9PL0

  • Democracy and participation
  • Political parties
  • Electoral systems
  • Voting behaviour and the media
  • Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Socialism
  • The constitution
  • Parliament
  • Prime Minister and executive
  • Relationship between the branches
  • Nationalism
  • The US Constitution and federalism
  • US Congress
  • US Presidency
  • US Supreme Court
  • US democracy and participation
  • US Civil rights
Extra Info

Assessment

To achieve the full Politics A Level you will be assessed across the 3 units. All units will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Politics by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the exams, you will receive an A-Level in Politics. All examinations must be successfully completed to gain the full A level.

Thinking of Going to University?

Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK.

Exam details

Paper 1: UK Politics and Core Political Ideas
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Marks: 84 marks available
  • Percentage: 33.3% of the total A Level
  • Assessed: Three questions
Paper 2: UK Government and Optional Political Idea
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Marks: 84 marks available
  • Percentage: 33.3% of the total A Level
  • Assessed: Three questions
Paper 3: Comparative Politics- Government and Politics of the USA
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Marks: 84 marks available
  • Percentage: 33.3% of the total A Level
  • Assessed: Four questions
Q&As

Yes! You take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

You do not require any previous knowledge to enrol on this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE TOTUM student discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College study pack

* Not included with the online study option

There is no recommended reading list for this A Level.

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. If you add these on, we will book these exams for you. 

Please note if you add on the exams, you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham or Macclesfield examination centre.

No, all costs are included within the price! If you don’t add on the exams, you will need to book and pay for these separately. You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional. 

You are still able to study this A-Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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