February 2024 Politics subject update

5 February 2024

This update contains useful information, news and advice for Edexcel Politics teachers.

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Pearson Edexcel A Level Politics: core and non-core political ideas network event

We are running a free network event for A level Politics teachers on core and non-core political ideas.

The event takes place on 26 February 2024 at 16:00 - 17:30 GMT.

Political ideas are a key component of the current A Level Politics specification, with Paper 1 core and Paper 2 non-core ideas together accounting for nearly 20% of the final assessment and all three assessment objectives being examined. This session will recap on the content and assessment requirements for political ideas, suggest ways to deliver the content, and consider aspects of stronger and weaker responses from students.

Summer 2024 entry deadline

The deadline for making entries for the Summer 2024 examination series is 21 February 2024 for AS and A level Politics.

After these dates late entry fees may be charged. Please note that your exams officer will have their own internal deadlines in order to get the information necessary to make entries.

You can also use the Information Manual below to find the relevant entry codes:

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Summer 2025 Provisional Timetables

We published our provisional timetables for Summer 2025 on Monday 22nd January as agreed by JCQ and all other awarding bodies. They can be found on our Provisional timetables web page. The consultation window will run from Monday 22nd January to Friday 23rd February. Please send any feedback you may have to timetables@pearson.com

PolEconUK A level Politics student conference

PolEconUK are running an A level Politics student conference in London on 11 March 2024.

Hodder Education would like to hear from you!

Hodder US book

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Hodder Global Politics book

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If you are a teacher of Pearson Edexcel A Level Politics, Hodder Education would value your feedback on their most recent US Politics and Global Politics textbooks:

  • Pearson Edexcel A Level US Government and Politics
  • Pearson Edexcel A Level Global Politics

They want to hear what you like about them, what could be improved, what you most like to see in textbooks, and what you’d expect to see in a new edition. 

All participants will receive a voucher for 25% off a purchase on the Hodder Education website! Alternatively, email euan.wallace@hoddereducation.co.uk with any thoughts and comments.

We hope you found this update useful and if you have any questions about our Politics specification or assessments please email teachinggovernmentandpolitics@pearson.com

Subject advisor

Mark Battye

Government and Politics

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+44 (0) 344 463 2535 (Teaching Services team | Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm GMT)
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