Politics


Subject teacher: Mr M Leaman
Level of teaching: Key Stage 5

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)

Course Code: A Level Politics Edexcel 9PLO
Exam Board: Edexcel (http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.html)

Recommended Entry Requirements
Grade 5 GCSE English Language
Grade 5 GCSE History and/or Geography

Why Politics?
Politics is a lively, popular subject; the perfect choice for those who keep their finger on the pulse of news and current affairs. We will discuss: How are governments elected? How are countries run? How can we as individuals become more engaged with the political process? What are the needs of the UK?

Year 1 covers how the UK political system works and Year 2 focusses on US politics plus political theories such as liberalism and nationalism.

With enthusiasm and an open mind, you will develop your critical thinking and debating skills and learn to look at arguments with an empathetic but level-headed view. You will gain great social knowledge as well as an informed understanding of contemporary political structures and issues in their historical context in the UK and globally.

For more information on this course, the subject requirements and specification, click here