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Level 3

EDX L3 A Level in Politics


In the first year students study UK Politics and UK Government. In the second year students will then develop this knowledge and understanding, and study USA Politics and USA Government. This course aims to develop a critical understanding of government and politics in the UK and the USA.

First year topics: How does the UK constitution work? What is

democracy? How do elections work, and why do people vote for certain parties? How does Parliament work, what does the Prime Minister actually do, and what does the government do? How can we influence politicians?

Second year topics: How does the US constitution work? How do you become President? What are the differences between Republicans and Democrats, and what does Congress do? How important is the Supreme Court and how powerful is the US President?

A range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course. Lessons tend to combine discussion, task-based learning and regular assessment. Students will be expected to contribute to discussions.

1:1 support is available to all students.

Students also visit Houses of Parliament, and will take part in discussions with local MPs and other party representatives.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

No previous knowledge of UK or USA politics is required, however, an interest in current affairs and recent history is essential. Students will need to have opinions and be prepared to discuss them, be open to new ideas and capable of seeing issues from a range of viewpoints.

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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