A-Level Politics Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge

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A-Level Politics Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge
A-Level Politics Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge
A-Level Politics Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge


Politics permeates every facet of our existence, from the choices we make, to the laws we abide by and the governance systems we live under. This A-Level Politics course from Oxbridge provides a thorough grounding in UK and US political principles and systems, ranging from public votes and party leadership to the reform of healthcare, economy, and education.

Delve into the multifaceted nature of the UK's governmental systems and political parties, and gain an in-depth understanding of how elections function, including voting behaviour, referendums, and underlying ideologies shaping governmental decisions. Extend your knowledge across the Atlantic, learning about key facets of US politics, institutional relations, and contrasting ideologies, discerning the disparities between UK and US systems.

This course is designed to enhance your research, analysis, and reasoning skills, enriching your ability to interpret intricate ideas, formulate cogent arguments and critically evaluate. It's an excellent stepping stone if you're eyeing higher education, law sector, banking, insurance, property or consulting careers.

Our distance learning course aligns with the latest AQA A-Level Politics syllabus, specifically tailored for online, self-paced study. You'll enjoy unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and meticulously structured assignments to aid you in acquiring the skills and knowledge required for exam success. UK-based students will have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres.

Experience a multitude of benefits, including:

  • A state-of-the-art course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content.
  • Fast track is available on this course (for exams in 2022).
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue).
  • Unlimited tutor support – Your tutor will help you create a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (We’ll offer continued support to your next exam if you don't pass the first time).

A-Level Politics augments your understanding of politics and the intricate interrelationships among political ideas, institutions, and processes.

 About the awarding body

  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X918
  • Qualification code: 7152

AQA qualifications enjoy international recognition, being taught in 30 countries around the globe. They are highly valued by employers and universities, facilitating students to progress to the next stages of their lives. AQA qualifications cater to a wide range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs, and A-levels.

⏱ Study Hours

Allocate between 250 and 300 hours for study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

👩‍🏫 Study Method

Our interactive online learning platform delivers the course. However, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials. The learning resources are diverse, including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

📆 Course Duration

On enrolment, you'll have up to two years to complete your study and exams, with unlimited tutor support throughout this period.

📋 Assessment

Enrol now for exams from Summer 2022. Three standard A-Level written exams are required:

  • 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.

Exams involve a mix of short and long-answer questions and extended response questions. We also provide an exam pass guarantee. If you don't pass the first time, we'll offer free support for your next exams.


Throughout the course, you'll complete several assignments. While these don't contribute to your final grade, they give you a chance to receive feedback and monitor your progress. They can also be used to predict grades if required.

👩‍🎓 Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this distance learning course, you'll receive an A-Level certificate in Politics, issued by AQA. This certificate is identical to those awarded to students at any other school, college, or university in the UK.

Our selected syllabus (7152) is best suited to distance learning, and we believe it provides the greatest chance of success.

ℹ️ Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - A GCSE or equivalent in History is recommended for this course.

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content:

The course content is vast and captivating, covering everything from the UK's government, politics, and constitution, the role of pressure groups, the history of the European Union, to the US government structure, the civil rights movement, and the contrast between UK and US political systems. You'll also study the core ideologies, including Liberalism, Conservatism, and Socialism, and their various forms. The course concludes with a detailed look at other shaping ideologies such as Nationalism, Feminism, Multiculturalism, Anarchism, and Ecologism.


  • On-Demand Course

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the there any additional costs?

    You will need to pay separately for your final examinations.

  • Are there any exam fees?

    Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.

  • Is there a required reading list?

    Yes. There are set texts that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) Edexcel UK Government and Politics for AS/A Level (Fifth Edition), N McNaughton, Hodder Education 2017. (2) US Government and Politics for A-level (Fifth Edition), A Bennett, Hodder Education 2017. (3) Political ideas for A Level: Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Ecologism, R Kelly and N McNaughton, Hodder Education 2017.

  • Where can I sit my exams?

    We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

  • Is this the same qualification as from a traditional School or College?

    Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

  • Tell me about my Tutor Support?
    You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
  • What do I do if I still have questions?
    Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!
  • What if I live outside the UK?

    That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

About Oxbridge


Home learning should be just as fun and rewarding as it is enlightening and educational. That’s why we design our courses through the eyes of the learner, to best suit your preferences and requirements. Studying with award-winning course materials and unlimited tutor support, you’ll graduate with a fully accredited qualification that will fulfil all your career and aspirational needs.

 We have a 97% A-level pass rate, with 33% of all Oxbridge students achieving A or above

 Based in the UK but teaching students all over the world, we push the boundaries of education to ensure our services are at the forefront of distance learning. We work with renowned Awarding Bodies to secure fully accredited qualifications and have some of the best designers producing award-winning learning materials.

From your first enquiry, we provide specialist advice to identify the most relevant course for you to reach your personal or professional goals. Once enrolled, you’ll have access to your course in any format you prefer, whether that’s online or paper-based. Our dedicated team is 100% committed to helping you because we care about making a difference. There’s a reason we have a 97% pass rate and 5* Gold Trust Feefo Award.

The Distance Learning Experience

We know you’re busy and have all kinds of commitments. That's why distance learning is designed to work on your terms, around your life, and courses are adapted to suit your personal learning style.

You can study at your own pace. Work in any location. Learn in any format on any device. Arrange a call with tutors whenever you need to chat. With no rigid timescales, no classrooms, and no fighting for your tutor’s attention, it’s personal 1-to-1 support.

Whether you’re a mum of two, working nightshifts or newly retired, Oxbridge can help you get the education and skills needed to transform your life. You’ll have unlimited tutor support from subject experts. They’re knowledgeable educators who are always ready to answer your questions and support you every step of the way.

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We’ve pledged to ensure that the information we provide about career guidance or prospective studies is accurate, and the advice we give is in your best interest. Our membership allows us to officially uphold this promise to you.

We follow all academic guidelines to provide high-quality learning materials, alongside unlimited tutor support, to ensure your learning experience with Oxbridge is a success. As a member, we not only comply, but aim to go above and beyond these standards to empower every learner to transform their lives through distance education.


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