A Level Politics


An interesting journey into the complex mechanisms of societies, governments, and international affairs can be had by studying A Level Politics. An in-depth knowledge of political systems, ideas, and the forces that influence our world can be gained by delving into this dynamic topic. Studying an A Level Politics course you will develop important qualities including the ability to comprehend and construct compelling arguments which will be most important traits to use in your future career goals.


Study this A Level Politics course entirely online to achieve this credible qualification or to gain access into university. An A Level Politics course is essential to enter professions such as Policy Officer, Public Affairs Consultant, Local Councillor and much more. Studying an A Level Politics course is a worthwhile educational opportunity that provides you with the perspectives, knowledge, and abilities necessary for political involvement, informed decision- making and active citizenship. An A Level Politics qualification will demonstrate to future employers and educators your advanced skills and qualifications to build on.

This A Level Politics course is achievable entirely online and can be used to gain access into university. A Level Politics is essential to enter professions in Law, Education, Politics or Business.

A Level Politics is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards university entry.

  • Accredited OFQUAL qualification awarded by AQA
  • Provides a flexible foundation that can lead to a broad spectrum of employment possibilities in the public and private sectors.
  • We help with a CV and Professional LinkedIn Profile to showcase your new qualifications and unique skills.
  • Progress in your academic journey to university with up to 56 UCAS points
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year.
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – The Government of the UK
  • Unit 2 – Politics of the UK
  • Unit 3 – The Government of the USA
  • Unit 4 – Politics of the USA
  • Unit 5 – Comparative Politics
  • Unit 6 – Core Ideologies
  • Unit 7 – Other Ideologies
  • Unit 8 – Preparing for exam papers

Upskill Online UK uses the AQA (7152) syllabus as it is best for online learning.  Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

AQA is the world’s leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

AQA Upskill Online UK

Upskill Online UK’s partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

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Course Assessment

You will be required to sit three paper based written exams. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level qualification as set out below:

      • Paper 1: 2 hours – 33.3% of A-level – 77 marks
      • Paper 2: 2 hours – 33.3 % of A-level – 77 marks
      • Paper 3: 2 hours – 33.3% of A Level – 77 marks

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall A Level Politics qualification. They are marked by the course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network partnerships of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners. We also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for A Level Politics are £409 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on the enrolment form when asked to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

Once you successfully complete this course, you will achieve a AQA A Level in Politics qualification and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification (7152).

Entry Requirements

Surprisingly, there are no formal entry requirements for this course. An A Level in Politics gives you a great advantage towards your future career goals. We do advise that you have achieved a good general GCSE education, or an equivalent qualification in History before enrolling on this course. This A Level Politics course is at difficulty level 3 – equivalent to a BTEC or a 60-credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

After you have completed this A Philosophy course, you could progress onto a higher education or level 4 course, apply to University or apply for jobs. Furthermore this qualification usually leads to careers in a variety of settings and sectors including:

    •  Political Assistant
    • Political Risk Analyst
    • Government Social Research Officer
    • Journalist
    • Human Resources officer
    • Hearing Officer


This A Level Politics course is popular with home school pupils. Firstly, you will get qualified Tutor support, in addition to an Upskill Online UK personal mentor and an accountability coach, explicitly to keep you motivated and on track to successfully complete your course. Secondly you will get guidance and support to help you plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your tailored roadmap to success. In essence, you get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

To speak with us about this course, simply complete the enquiry form and we will contact you shortly. Alternatively you can call us on: 02475 314022.


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