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Politics

Politics is a fascinating subject which affects all our lives.  It is a subject which is constantly changing as we have seen in recent elections in both the UK and USA.  We encourage students to study Politics who have lively and enquiring minds, an interest in current affairs, a desire to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate their ideas effectively.  We frequently visit the Houses of Parliament and Supreme Court and enjoy welcoming visitors who are actively involved in Politics including members of the House of Commons and House of Lords.  We organise mock elections, referenda and debates in order to enthuse other students in Politics. George Orwell famously said In our age, there is no such thing as keeping out of politics’.

 
 

“Studying Politics is fantastic, especially at such an interesting time in both UK and US Politics.  We love having debates, discussing the news and learning more about our political system.  It’s great studying a subject which is really relevant to our lives today”

Year 12 Politics student

A LEVEL 

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the Edexcel specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12

Year 13

UK Politics:

Democracy and participation

Political parties

Electoral systems, voting behaviour

The media.

 

Core Political Ideas:

Conservatism

Liberalism

Socialism

UK Government:

The constitution

Parliament

Prime Minister and executive,

Relationships between the branches.

 

Optional Political Ideas

Students will study one idea from the following:

anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism.

US Politics:

The US Constitution and federalism

US Congress

US presidency

US Supreme Court and civil rights

Democracy and participation

Comparative theories between the UK and US political systems

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website:  https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.html

USEFUL WEBSITES 

www.bbc.co.uk                                                                                             

www.economist.com                                                                                    

www.greenpeace.org                                                                                   

www.guardianunlimited.co.uk                                                                 

www.hansard-society.org.uk                                                                     

www.parliament.uk                                                                                      

www.psr.keele.ac.uk                                                                                     

www.electoralcommission.gov.uk                                                           

www.conservatives.com                                                                             

www.uk-p.org                                                                                  

www.cabinet-office.gov.uk

www.direct.gov.uk

www.ft.com

www.psa.ac.uk

 www.dca.gov.uk

www.echr.coe.int

 www.number10.gov.uk

www.ukpol.co.uk

www.labour.org.uk

www.electoral-reform.org.uk