Our politics course is structured into three parts:
- How people vote and engage in politics, and the ideas of the three main political parties
- The organisations and structures governing the UK; a study of Anarchism and how that relates to UK politics.
- The politics of the USA
- Democracy and participation
- UK Elections and Voting
- Political parties
- Voting Behaviour and Media
- The ideas of the three main political parties: Conservatism; Socialism; Liberalism
- The Constitution
- UK Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Relations between Institutions
- Democracy and Participation
- The US Constitution
- The US Presidency
- US Congress
- Comparisons to the UK
Lessons will often be student based and geared to supplement and consolidate research tasks. Students will visit Parliament and will be offered a trip to Washington DC. The course also makes use of our thriving links with the local MP and other key local politicians.
Three papers each 2 hour in length (33.3% each of A level)
Politics is a perfect complement to many other subjects. It is extremely stimulating and relevant and you will develop excellent key kills in research and communication. Are you are interested in a career in journalism, the law, government, civil service, industry, army, business, education? In short, this course will be a superb preparation for a wide range of career paths.