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Politics

Dear prospective Politics Student,

Have you heard the saying? Once a Politican, always a politican? Has there ever been a time when politics has more clearly impacted all of our lives? The most important thing to do before we start is to become familiar with everyday politics, including the language and ideas we will be studying.

This is an opportunity to practice some tasks and activities for A level Politics, should you choose to take this September. The pack is designed to give you a flavour of what A level Politics is all about. The activities will introduce you to some core political concepts and events, to aid your understanding of politics ready for sixth form. Don’t feel you need to complete it all in one go! 

You can complete the tasks in this booklet in the spaces provided. You can send your answers and any questions back to r.shakes@sfx.ac.uk , and we'll get back to you.

We look forward to seeing you in September!
Ms Shakes and Ms Hardy 
 
What is A level Politics?
Lively, relevant, controversial… there are many ways to describe A-level Politics. There’s no denying that it’s one of the most interesting and engaging qualifications you can choose. Covering news and current affairs from the UK and US, it helps you understand how the UK country is run and develops research, written communication and debate skills. It also helps grow your confidence.
 
A Level course outline
Year 12: UK Politics Year 12-13: Ideologies Year 13: US Politics
UK Constitution, Parliament & Prime Minister Liberalism US Constitution, Congress & Presidency
UK Democracy Conservatism US Democracy
UK Parties Socialism US Parties
UK Elections & Voting Feminism US Elections & Voting
 
To access the Politics taster activities please the link above