Politics is by far the most current subject on the curriculum and it is becoming more of a feature of our daily lives. The study of politics is often misconstrued as learning facts and systems, however, it is applying current events to these systems to challenge the status quo, to analyse the issues facing us and to question the way in which we govern our country. In a society that arguably is becoming more fractured, Politics A Level enables students to learn about the history of government, the way government functions, the role of people and parties in government and the ideas that form political debate and opinion.
Over the course of a two-year programme of study we aim to introduce A-Level Politics students to different political systems and the ideas that inform them. Lively, relevant and sometimes controversial, we aim to give students an opportunity to voice and debate their opinions. An A-Level in Politics will undoubtedly strengthen a student’s communication skills, their appreciation for current affairs and their capacity to analyse and evaluate complex information. We also seek to engender in students the type of skills that are highly regarded by employers in industries including politics, international organisations, the media, government and the civil service.