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)

Exam Board: Edexcel (http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.html)

Students who take this course:
Students will want to investigate how governments are elected, how countries are run, and how we as individuals can become more engaged with the political process. Students will develop knowledge and an informed understanding of contemporary political structures and issues in their historical context, both within the United Kingdom (UK) and globally. Students will need to have a sense of enthusiasm about politics, an open mind and at least Grade 6 in English Language GCSE and ideally either History or Geography as well.

Course Description:
Our Politics A Level comprises of 3 components. The first year provides an understanding of how UK political systems works and how it is linked to contemporary concerns and events. The second year focuses on the politics of the USA, and political theories such as liberalism and nationalism. A Level encourages students to develop their capacity for critical thinking, to see relationships between different aspects of government and politics and to perceive their field of study in a broader perspective, including some comparisons with other political systems.

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