Sixth Form: A Level
The A Level Politics course covers three areas: UK Politics, UK Government and US Politics. The focus of the course is on the UK and includes the study of core political ideas such as socialism, liberalism and conservatism, political participation, the system of government in Great Britain. Students also learn about the US political system, the role of the President, Congress and the Supreme Court. Topical issues arise in every lesson so students are constantly relating their studies to the events unfolding around them both locally and internationally.
Successful Politics students must be enthusiastic consumers of news and current affairs and willing to read around the subject outside of the classroom. Debate and discussion are a key component of a typical lesson so a willingness to participate is of great value.
Girls are encouraged to participate in competitions, and the below was award second place in the Political Studies Association’s Student Video Competition 2018: ‘Brexit: What does it mean to you?’