This course will appeal to students who have a genuine interest in the political drama that is happening everyday both in this country and around the world. The subject mixes a strong academic challenge with a very real world appreciation of life. The study of politics provides the opportunity to develop important skills, particularly communication and the ability to argue clearly and confidently.

Students study two AS units and sit these AS exams at the end of Year 12 before covering some additional material in order to sit the full A level exam at the end
of Year 13.
Year 12 – AS Units
• Political Participation
• UK Government
Year 13 – A level Units
• UK politics plus core political ideologies.
• UK government plus optional political ideologies
• Global politics

Career options available for those who have studied politics include law, media, local or national government, journalism, Civil Service, think tanks and lobbying companies.

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies”
Groucho Marx