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Politics at Edgbaston College  

Do you have an interest in contemporary politics? Do you want to understand how the US electoral system works? Do you want to learn about the forces that contributed to the recent UK election result? If so, Politics is the course for you. 


Unit Modules Weighting Length
Paper 1 Govt & Politics of the UK 33% 2h
Paper 2 Govt & Politics of the USA 33% 2h
Paper 3 Political ideas 33% 2h

Good Subject Combinations

A Level Politics is a good choice for students considering a career in the professions, or those who simply want to understand how the world works. Politics goes well with Economics, History, Sociology and English. Politics does not just appeal to social science students, however: increasingly, Art and Drama students have enrolled to study Politics, giving them a broader perspective on the world.

Future Prospects

Many students go on to study Politics at university, either on its own or in combination with other subjects such as Philosophy and Economics. The subject also supports a broad range of applications, as an understanding of the contemporary world open up many other options at university.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can Economics be completed in one year?

Yes. This is typically done when:

  • Students who are retaking their A-Levels
  • Students who wish to complete the course in one intensive year  

Do you offer other exam boards for Retake students?

We try our best to cater for all student needs. Please contact admissions for further information.