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 elections topic:

  • The 1997 general election
  • Voting behaviour
  • Electoral systems
  • The wide variety of elections in the US
  • Selecting presidential candidates
  • 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 most dynamic and changeable topic in both 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

Why did Labour win the 1997 general election? 

This section will focus on the role that leaders and campaigns play in determining election results

Is class still the most important factor determining voting behaviour?

This section will look at whether new divides based on age or identity are more important than class in determining how people vote.

Essay writing

  • Approaching questions on exams post 1997: key features and factors to consider
  • Linking your points to the question content – essay planning activity using example questions and answer

What different types of elections are held in the US?

Congressional, gubernatorial, state legislatures, ballot and recall elections

‘The party decides’: what factors will determine the selection of the Democratic Party presidential nominee in 2020?

Will the party elites choose the nominee, or will the nomination follow the path Republican voters chose in picking Trump in 2016?

Final tips

Nick Axon

Nick Axon is a highly experienced Principal Examiner in A Level Politics for a major awarding body, and has contributed to Politics Review. 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 has developed resources for AQA since the development of the new specification.