Studying Politics provides you with the essential framework to comprehend the dynamic field of politics as it unfolds in real-time.
With a focus on both domestic and global events, our A-Level course offers a contemporary perspective on politics, allowing you to analyse modern case studies and gain credit for their application in assessments. Through engaging debates, analysis, and evaluation of diverse political ideas and frameworks, our interactive lessons foster critical thinking skills and provide a platform for lively discussions.
Politics: Sixth Form
Why choose Politics?
Studying this subject will give you the framework to understand the world of Politics as it is. We discuss domestic and global events as they arise as Politics benefits from being one of the most contemporary focused A Levels available, credit is given in assessments for using modern case studies. We debate, analyse and evaluate a range of political ideas and frameworks, with lessons being conversational and interactive in their approach. If you are a student who wants to get a grip on the current state of politics, this A Level will give you a strong understanding of it whilst honing your critical thinking skills.
What will you learn?
There are three main strands to the Politics course. UK government and politics looks at all the major political institutions, parties, electoral systems, trends in voting and political participation. We also look at the US political system and seek to compare this to the UK, to find commonalities, differences as well as make judgements on their relative effectiveness. Finally, we look at the big political ideologies of conservatism, socialism and liberalism as well as having a detailed look at the various versions of nationalism.
I recommend taking this subject if you want to have a detailed understanding of the truly complex society in which we live in.
Nick, Politics Student
Politics is a unique and well-developed subject within the school that helps us to make sense of the political and chaotic world we live in. It is probably one of the most exciting and interesting subjects right now to study. I recommend taking this subject if you want to have a detailed understanding of the truly complex society in which we live in
Nick, Politics Student
Grade 7 History/Geography,
Grade 6 English Language
GCE Politics Examination Board