Politics A Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

Politics is concerned with how we are governed and how we as individuals can influence this influence this.
We look at The UK political system and then use this as a comparison for other systems around the world. We discuss core political ideas and aim for students to develop knowledge and an informed understanding of the influences and interests which have an impact on decisions in government and politics as well as the rights and responsibilities of individuals and groups.
The course also aims to develop the ability to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate political information to form arguments and make judgements.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSE grades 9-5 including maths and English. A general interest and engagement in politics will greatly support your academic study.

Politics combines well with subjects like history and law though it supports a wide range of careers and university courses.

Assessment is through three exams at the end of the second year.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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