Why study Politics?
Why did the UK vote for Brexit? How can we explain Trump-mania? Why are some groups more powerful than others? Is it true that when America sneezes, the world catches a cold? From AV to WMD, the study of Politics at A Level will allow you to consider and develop your ideas on these issues at a national and international level. The subject involves discussion and debate, with students encouraged to relate the theories they learn to contemporary national and global developments.
Components (subject to change)
Component 1: UK Politics and Core Political Ideas (Written examination: 2 hours, one third of overall mark)
Component 2: UK Government and Feminism (Written examination: 2 hours, one third of overall mark)
Component 3: Comparative Politics: Global Politics – (Written examination: 2 hours, one third of overall mark)
What career opportunities are there?
Politics is a very versatile academic discipline. Successful students can go on to work in the diplomatic service, civil service, government or in a range of other professions such as Law, Management, The Arts, Media, Journalism and Education.
Examination Board: Edexcel
More information: Mr P Diaz