ALYR1/2-Political Ideologies-General Resources

Russell Haggar

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A Level Govt. and Politics, Political Ideologies: Year 1/2

Year 1/2. In the AQA  course Political Ideologies is taught in Year 2 but in The EDEXCEl course it is taught the end of Year 1 and the beginning of Year 2


The resources on this page were developed originally for the Pre-2017 Government and Politics specifications. However changes in the new specifications and in particular the emphasis placed upon particular key thinkers within each ideology mean that the documents on this page do not currently adequately reflect the requirements of the new Specifications.

Consequently although I hope that the resources posted here will still be of use for the new specifications  students should obviously take advice from their teachers  as to how these resources should be adapted to meet the demands of these  new specifications. I am intending to extend these resources as appropriate in the future

Note also that there are some important ideologies which are not covered here. Also Fascist Ideology is not covered in the new Specifications but I have retained the resources on Fascism here

 For the  EDEXCEL Government and Politics specification  - Click here

For assessment guidance and sample assessment material from EDEXCEL   - Click Here 

For the new AQA Government and Politics Specification and supporting resources - Click Here

Political Ideologies General Resources

For You Tube resources from Alan History Nerd on  Political Ideologies [Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Nationalism] Click here

 Study notes on Ideologies [From Tutor2U] - Click Here

Key Political Thinkers [From Tutor2U] - Click Here

Articles from Andrew Heywood’s Website - Click Here

Very useful Power Points on Conservatism, Liberalism and Socialism  via Highlands Politics Dropbox - Click Here

You can also follow Highlands Politics on Twitter- Click Here

Ms C. K. McCombe has recently collated a very useful list of articles for Advanced Level Government and Politics students which can be accessed. For a PowerPoint presentation - Click Here To Download

Series of Lectures on Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, ,Burke ,Marx and others   [From Peter Woodcock of Huddersfield University]    - Click Here

Visit Professor Vernon Bogdanor’s lectures on Britain in the 20th Century  Some useful historical background - Click Here