A Level Politics

Course codes: OSC1292 / OSC1313
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels. Take A Level politics and earn up to 56 UCAS points...

  • Official Edexcel Politics A Level
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Same course as sixth form or college
  • Enrol today and start your studies straight away
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Choose to include exams and fieldwork and save up to £400*

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.

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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

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?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

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
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