Creative and critical thinking.

At a time of political and economic uncertainty at home and abroad, there has never been a more important time to understand more about the workings and ideas behind how we are governed.

Politics is taught only in the Sixth Form. We follow the Edexcel specification, teaching UK Government and Politics, Core Political Ideas (Liberalism, Conservativism and Socialism), Non-Core Political Ideas (Anarchism) and Comparative Politics (USA and UK).

A significant number of students go on to read History, Politics, Law, International Relations, or combined honours courses at top universities. The department (including History) has also enjoyed regular success at Oxbridge.

The department runs a variety of study visits, including an annual visit to Parliament and biennial trip to Washington DC and New York. In the Sixth Form there is a History and Politics society run by the students themselves, which involves guest speakers and presentation by both students and staff.

Course Summary and Specifications
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