Politics will appeal to students who have an interest in the drama that is happening everyday in this country and around the world as we have seen in Brexit and Trump. The subject is also about people and arguments so there is always something intellectual to debate.

A Level Politics mixes a strong theoretical academic challenge with a very applied real world appreciation of life. It also provides the opportunity to develop important skills, particularly communication and the ability to argue clearly and confidently.


Year 12

• UK political parties, elections, democracy and media.

• UK government: Prime Minister, Cabinet, Parliament and judiciary.

Year 13

• Political ideologies: conservatism, liberalism, socialism, nationalism

• Global Politics / International Relations: the role of the UN, war in human history, human rights, rise of populism.


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

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