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A-LEVELA-LEVELPOLITICS(7152)SpecificationFor teaching from September 2017 onwardsFor exams in June 2019 onwardsVersion 1.05 May2017
Contents1 Introduction51.1 Why choose AQA for A-level Politics51.2 Support and resources to help you teach52 Specification at a glance72.1 Subject content72.2 Assessments73 Subject content93.1 Government and politics of the UK103.2 Government and politics of the USA and comparativepolitics153.3 Political ideas234 Scheme of assessment294.1 Aims294.2 Assessment objectives304.3 Assessment weightings305 General administration315.1 Entries and codes315.2 Overlaps with other qualifications315.3 Awarding grades and reporting results315.4 Re-sits and shelf life325.5 Previous learning and prerequisites325.6 Access to assessment: diversity and inclusion325.7 Working with AQA for the first time335.8 Private candidates335.9 Use of Calculators33AQA A-level Politics 7152. A-level exams June 2019 onwards. Version 1.0 5 May 2017Visitaqa.org.uk/7152for the most up-to-date specification, resources, support and administration3
Are you using the latest version of this specification?You will always find the most up-to-date version of this specification on our website ataqa.org.uk/7152We will write to you if there are significant changes to the specification.4Visitaqa.org.uk/7152for the most up-to-date specification, resources, support and administration
1Introduction1.1Why choose AQA forA-levelPoliticsLively, relevant, controversial… there are many ways to describe A-level Politics. There’s nodenying 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 UKcountry is run and develops research, written communication and debate skills. It also helps growyour confidence.It’s ideal if you’re considering studying politics, sociology, ethics, advertising or journalism atuniversity and is highly regarded by employers in industries including politics, internationalorganisations, the media, government and the civil service.A specification designed for you and your studentsThis new qualification retains much of the content that we know you and your students enjoy.Topics are clearly and logically structured and include:the three traditional ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialismone of either: feminism, nationalism, multiculturalism, ecologism or anarchism.Clear, well-structured exams, accessible for allTo enable your students to show their breadth of knowledge and understanding, we’ve created asimple and straightforward structure and layout for our papers, using a mixture of question styles.There will be no coursework.You can find out about all our Politics qualifications ataqa.org.uk/government-and-politics1.2Support and resources to help you teachWe’ve worked with experienced teachers to provide you with a range of resources that will helpyou confidently plan, teach and prepare for exams.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Fred Cocozzelli
Tags
Democracy, Political Philosophy, Test, The Land, Separation of Powers, Supreme Court of the United States, AQA

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