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Course overview

The study of politics is the understanding of events which are happening now. These events are not restricted to parliament and congress but impact everyday life for us all.

What will I study?

The course is taught through a series of key political questions. Are we properly represented when we vote? Are the Conservatives really conservative?  Within this framework you will study the British political and electoral systems including political parties and pressure. You will also study the corresponding parts of the USA political system including their Constitution, Congress, Presidency and how their civil rights, courts and pressure groups function. The course includes the study of political ideologies including Conservatism, Socialism, Liberalism and Feminism. You will develop strong analytical skills through the study of government policy and using extracts to build your evaluative skills. There is no requirement to have political knowledge beforehand but an up-to-date knowledge of current affairs and a willingness to new ideas is key to success in politics.

Trips, visits and enrichments

  • Field trips to parliament and party conferences
  • Opportunities to meet visiting MPs, professors and journalists

What can it lead to?

Students go to university to study everything from politics and international relations to PPE, history, law, English, and medicine.

Special entry requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English language or English literature.

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