With an incredible series of unexpected and unpredictable events at home and abroad in recent years, the study of Politics has never been more relevant or more fascinating and it’s no surprise that it has proven to be a popular course to study at the school. This is a great subject for those with enquiring minds and a desire to find out just what is going on in the world today and why.
This exciting, contemporary course considers the implications and practice of different political systems, as well as in-depth studies of different political ideologies. It is an up-to-the minute subject, which involves not only academic study, but opinions and analysis based upon careful use of newspapers, radio and television.
Through the study of contemporary politics, students will develop a strong understanding of the factors shaping both the British and American systems. They will also gain insight into some of the great political ideas which have shaped the world we live in and will be able to make informed opinions on a range of contentious topics, such as Brexit, various social issues and voting rights. The course provides ample opportunity for the students to become critical thinkers; something that is greatly admired by universities and employers alike.
Well regarded by all universities, A Level Politics can lead directly to single subject degrees in Politics or International Relations, and to a wide variety of combined courses. There is a considerable range of options open to graduates, including TV and newspaper journalism, the law, the home and diplomatic civil service, local government, business management and political research.
To learn more about the politics curriculum, watch the below video from politics teacher, Mr Dormehl.