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Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths 

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:

6 in a humanities GCSE or English GCSE

Why study Politics?

From the moment you get up to the moment you go to bed, politics affects nearly everything you do: the information on the packet of cereal; the licence fee you have to pay for the TV you watch whilst eating breakfast; the age at which you can drive; what you study at sixth form; how much money comes to your sixth form; the way that healthcare is run – the list is endless!

This course will enable you to study contemporary politics and develop a strong understanding of the factors shaping both the British and American systems. This subject also helps in the development of discussion and debating skills and encourages students to think beyond the constraints of a textbook. Politics is not linear, but ever changing with a multitude of avenues detailing the best and worst of the UK and US political structures. 

What can I do with Politics after A-Level?

Politics will obviously equip students for the further study of politics at university. Many of our students have also gone onto study international relations or complimented their primary course with politics modules. As a subject which encourages critical thinking, it is respected and could contribute, along with other subjects, to a career in politics, journalism, law, social work and related areas.

Politics Extras 

We run a trip to Washington DC during the July of Year 12 along with a number of UK-based visits including a trip to the Houses of Parliament. We also invite MPs to come to talk and discuss issues with students.