Government and Politics

Our Aims

    A-level Politics enables students to develop a wide range of skills including:
  • To develop the ability to comprehend, rationalise and interpret political information
  • To analyse and evaluate political knowledge
  • To select relevant material and construct and communicate arguments clearly and coherently using appropriate political vocabulary
  • To become independent thinkers
  • Most importantly to enjoy the course

Accomodation and Resources

The Politics Department is accommodated in the Sixth Form area. .Students are all provided with up to date textbooks, the Political Review Magazine and Politics Companions compiled by examiners and experts in the field, newspaper articles, revision books and resources on the School's Moodle, including links to a range of relevant political websites.

Key Stage 5

Students follow the Edexcel A Level syllabus in five lessons per week. The specification concentrates on people, politics and participation as well as governing modern Britain. Students study US politics and government, and political ideologies such as liberalism, conservatism and socialism .

More information about our department

A-level Politics is a good choice for students considering a career in the professions, or those who simply want to understand how the world works. Many students who have taken the A-level in Politics go on to study Politics at university. From there you might become a researcher, join local or national government or even start on the path to become a future Prime Minister! But there are other job options too. If you fancy a career in Journalism or the Media, this course is very useful. Students also go on to become teachers or work in the legal profession.

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