Edexcel AS and A level Politics (2017)

Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for AS and A level Politics from 2017 - first assessment 2018 (AS) and 2019 (A level).

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Understanding power, people and ideas

Our new qualifications will help students to develop knowledge and understanding of the role politics plays in relation to current local, national, and global issues, as well as studying key thinkers and political ideas. Each topic in our specification is fully detailed, providing you with the full range of breadth and depth to teach.

We have kept the content your students enjoy, including Political Parties, Elections and Roles of Parliament. New content is introduced within a clear and coherent structure so you know exactly what the new teaching and learning requirements are. To be manageable, our content is co-teachable to support the separate AS and A level qualifications.

We’ve added new contemporary content which is relevant to teachers and students, including Constitutional History, Voter Behaviour and The Role of the Media, and given teachers the freedom to choose their own examples. A level students have the widest choice of stimulating topics with the option to study either US Government and Politics, or Global Politics.

Our new papers will build confidence through ramped questions, increasing in demand throughout the paper. A choice of questions and engaging source material will help motivate all students to succeed.

We’ll provide a wealth of free and published support to help you plan, teach, track and assess throughout the course, including topic-specific guides to help you manage the additional and new content.

Our Politics subject experts are available to answer your queries and provide guidance with the support materials available.

Specification

Specification

A level Politics 2017 specification
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Qualification type:
A level
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
Politics
Specification codes:
9PL0
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2017
First assessment:
2019

AS Politics 2017 specification
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Qualification type:
AS
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
Politics
Specification codes:
8PL0
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2017
First assessment:
2018
What's changing

AS and A level Politics 2017: What's changing

These changes will apply to all awarding organisations’ specifications:

  • Increased content, including voter behaviour, constitutional history and the role of the media.
  • The role of, and key issues, affecting the European Union.
  • Key ideas and thinkers of the political ideas of Conservatism, Liberalism and Socialism.
  • A choice of content routes at A level with students studying either US Government and Politics or Global Politics.

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This presentation was last updated on 14th November 2016.

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