DATESMonday 27 January 2020 4pm (1hr)


Provide your students with key advice for their exam preparation through this focused one-hour webinar on AQA A-level Politics.

This webinar includes a set of notes which will be sent in advance for teachers to use with their students, and which students will be able to use after the webinar to improve their exam revision.

This interactive webinar will provide your students with:

A specific focus on how to tackle the constitutions topic:

  • The sources of the British constitution
  • The principles of the British constitution
  • Constitutional change in the UK since 1997
  • The principles of the US Constitution
  • Contemporary debates about the US Constitution
  • A framework for writing high quality essays


  • Access exam technique tips to support you in preparing to achieve the very best results
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the topic that underpins understanding the whole of Papers 1 and 2
  • Obtain top level strategies for producing excellent answers to Section A and C-style questions
  • Focus on top mark band requirements
  • Avoid common faults and mistakes
  • A set of revision resources that will be sent in advance of the course that you will be able to use immediately to support your independent studies


Introduction, welcome and sound check

4.05 pm
What are the principles and sources of the UK constitution? 

4.10 pm
To what extent has there been radical constitutional change in the UK since 1997?

Essay planning activity

What are the principles of the US Constitution?

  • The key features to cover – and avoiding simply stating the obvious in your answers

Comparative essay planning activity

  • Typical question types and how to address them

Final tips

Nick Axon

Nick Axon has taught A-level Politics since 2005. He was Head of Politics, then Head of History & Politics, at Cheadle Hulme School between 2009 and 2016, when he was appointed Head of Sixth Form. He was a Principal Examiner between 2012 and 2019, has contributed to Politics Review and has developed resources for AQA since the development of the new specification.

A-level Politics