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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

A-Level Government & Politics

Subject Politics
Exam Board Pearson Edexcel 
Qualifications A level 
Specification Click Here


Order of Units
  1. UK Politics 

  1. UK Government 

  1. Government and Politics of the USA 

  1. Core Political ideas (Conservatism, Socialism and Liberalism) 

  1. Non-Core Political Ideas (Nationalism) 

Suggested Resources

Core texbooks: 

  1. Pearson Edexcel A level Politics (Publisher: Hodder Education) Authors: Sarra Jenkins, David Tuck, John Jefferies. ISBN: 9781510449220 

  1. Edexcel GCE Politics AS and A-level Student Book and eBook (Publisher: Pearson) Authors: Graham Goodlad, Andrew Mitchell ,Andrew Colclough, Ian Levinson, Samantha Laycock, Kathy Schindler, Adam Tomes. ISBN: 9781292187020 

  1. Revise Edexcel AS/A Level Politics Revision Guide & Workbook (Publisher: Pearson). ISBN: 9781292221564 

Various additional resources will also be distributed, such as individual topic guides, previous examination questions, exemplar A* answers and a booklet covering examination technique. 

It is recommended that students subscribe to Politics Review: 

Keeping abreast of current political events is also important. The following websites are useful in this respect: 

Expected Homework Hours Per Week Students should spend at least three hours a week completing set homework tasks, completing additional notes and keeping up to date with topical political events. 
Learning Platforms Used Assignments and homework set via SMHW and MS Teams. Extensive additional resources such as ‘model’ examination answers are also distributed on these platforms 
Submission of Bridging Work Please send your completed bridging packs to: