Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Ideologies and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world. Andrew was vice principal of Croydon College, having previously been director of studies at Orpington College and head of politics at Farnborough Sixth-Form College. He has had many years experience as an A-Level chief examiner for government and politics, and a principal examiner for political ideologies and global politics. Andrew currently works as a freelance author.
The 6th edition of Political Ideologies was published in 2017, featuring a new chapter on Islamism. Essentials of UK Politics 4th edition (2017) and Essentials of Political Ideas (February 2018) both aim to meet the needs of students studying for the revised Politics A-Level examinations.