At Study Politics, we believe that practice makes perfect; the best way to revise and prepare for exams is to complete past papers. This helps develop exam technique, time management skills and perfect your style of answer. Find A Level Politics Past Papers for all exam boards on this page.

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We have recently updated our Past Papers page. We now have all old specification papers dating back to 2003. Whilst these are not how your actual exam will look, they provide more opportunities to practice exam skills in a similar style to the papers you will sit.

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AQA Current Specification

AS Specification Code: 7151
A-Level Specification Code: 7152

AS Paper Key
Paper 1: UK Government & Politics

A-Level Paper Key
Paper 1: Government and politics of the UK
Paper 2: Government and politics of the US and comparative politics
Paper 3: Political ideas

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AQA Old Specification

Specification Code: 2150

Paper Key
GOVP1 – People, Politics and Participation
GOVP2 – Governing Modern Britain
GOV3A – The Politics of the USA
GOV3B – Ideologies
GOV4A – The Government of the USA
GOV4B – Political Issues: Ideologies in Action

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Cambridge Old Specification

Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) no longer offer their Pre-U Government & Politics course. However, their past papers may be useful for you in relation to certain topics. There is some overlap with current AQA and Edexcel specifications, which you can find in the Pre-U Specification linked below.

Specification Code: 9770

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CCEA Current Specification

AS Paper Key
Unit 1: The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland
Unit 2: The British Political Process

A-Level Paper Key
Unit 3: Comparative Government
Unit 4: Political Power and Political Ideas

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CCEA Old Specification

Paper Key
Unit 1: The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland
Unit 2: The British Political Process
Unit 3: Comparative Government
Unit 4: Political Power and Political Ideas

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Edexcel Current Specification

AS Specification Code: 8PL0
A-Level Specification Code: 9PL0

AS Paper Key
Paper 1: UK Politics
Paper 2: UK Government

A-Level Paper Key
Paper 1: UK Politics & Core Political Ideas
Paper 2: UK Government & Non-Core Political Ideas
Paper 3A: Comparative Politics (USA)
Paper 3B: Comparative Politics (Global)

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Edexcel Old Specification

Specification Code: 6GP0

Paper Key
Unit 1: People and Politics
Unit 2: Governing the UK
Unit 3A: UK Political Issues
Unit 3B: Introducing Political Ideologies
Unit 3C: Representative Processes in the USA
Unit 3D: Structures of Global Politics
Unit 4A: EU Political Issues
Unit 4B: Other Ideological Traditions
Unit 4C: Governing the USA
Unit 4D: Global Political Issues

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OCR Old Specification

Paper Key
Unit 1: Contemporary Politics of the UK
Unit 2: Contemporary Government of the UK
Unit 3: Contemporary US Government and Politics
Unit 4: Political Ideas and Concepts
Unit 5: US Government and Politics
Unit 6: Political Ideas and Concepts in Practice

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SQA Current Specification

Specification Code: X858

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WJEC Current Specification

AS Specification Code: 2160
A-Level Specification Code: 1160

AS Paper Key
Unit 1: Government in Wales and the United Kingdom
Unit 2: Living and participating in a democracy

A-Level Paper Key
Unit 3: Political concepts and theories
Unit 4: Government and politics of the USA

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WJEC Old Specification

Specification Code: 1401/1402/1403/1404

Paper Key
Unit 1: People, Politics & Participation
Unit 2: Governing Modern Wales
Unit 3A: The Politics of the USA
Unit 3B: Political Ideologies
Unit 4A: The Government of the USA
Unit 4B: Challenges in Contemporary Politics

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