Core Political Ideas: understand political thinking

Core Political Ideas and philosophies is an example of how A-level Politics extends beyond who politicians are and how the institutions they work in function. The study of Core Political Ideas will give you an understanding of why people develop certain attitudes, and how they have influenced political activity throughout history.

The study of the three core ideas of politics, conservatism, liberalism and socialism, will explore how these three ideologies have changed over time, from old to new. You will also study the impact of these ideologies on attitudes surrounding human nature, the state, society and the economy.

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Why should I learn Core Political Ideas with Study Politics?

Study Politics is the online learning platform built for A-level Politics students to master political thinking. We have resources in a range of multimedia formats, including video, audio and text. This means that no matter how you like to learn, we have resources for you.

You can also track of your progress with each topic, and learn with engaging revision notes, video lessons, and in-depth materials like case studies and summary grids. These can be accessed at any time from a laptop, tablet, or on our mobile app. Our resources are easy to read and keep you engaged to learn more about the political world.

As our resources are available online or on our app, they are always kept up-to-date. So if there’s a new update or example to include, you can be sure that we’ll update our Core Political Ideas content so you have the latest updates available.

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The Study Politics platform is built with a range of learning methods, such as video, audio and text. Whether you. like to read, watch or listen, Study Politics ensures that you stay engaged.

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This course for Core Political Ideas is structured for Edexcel and AQA students. The core ideas and principles for each political ideology are listed in the specifications set out by the exam boards.

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