Government & Politics A and AS Level


Introduction to studying A level Politics

Useful A-level textbooks

● Lynch, P., Fairclough, P. and Cooper, T. (2017) UK Government and Politics for AS/A-level, 5th edn, Hodder Education.

● McNaughton, N. (2017) Edexcel UK Government and Politics for AS/A-level, 5th edn, Hodder Education.

● Heywood, A. (2017) Essentials of UK Politics, 4th edn, Palgrave.

● Goodlad, G. and Mitchell, A. (2017) Edexcel GCE Politics AS and A-Level,Pearson Education.

● McNaughton, N. and Kelly, R. (2017) Political Ideas for A-level: Liberalism,

Conservatism, Socialism, Feminism, Anarchism, Hodder Education.

● McNaughton, N. and Kelly, R. (2017) Political Ideas for A-level: Liberalism,

Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Ecologism, Hodder Education.

● Bennett, A. (2017) US Government and Politics for A-level, 5th edn, Hodder Education.

● Murphy, R., Jefferies, J. and Gadsby, J. (2017) Global Politics for A-level, Hodder Education.

Essay Competitions


R.A. Butler Politics Prize — an essay competition by Trinity College, Cambridge with a choice of ten questions:

www.trin.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/essay-prizes/

History of Parliament Competition — an essay competition in which you can write on any topic of your choosing relating to parliamentary or political history:

www.historyofparliamentonline.org/schools

➜ Robson History Prize — an history-based essay competition from Trinity College, Cambridge. There is choice of around 90 questions, many of which are politically themed:

www.trin.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/essay-prizes/

➜ John Locke Institute Essay Competition — an essay competition with titles on politics, history, philosophy, law and economics to choose from:

www.johnlockeinstitute.com

➜ The Orwell Youth Prize — a writing competition that encourages entries in differing styles of writing (not just essays) on political themes:

www.orwellfoundation.com/the-orwell-youth-prize/