What is Politics?
A-Level Politics gives you an understanding of the working of the British political system and an in-depth analysis of political ideologies. You'll answer questions such as How democratic is the UK? What is freedom? What are the implications of the recent vote to leave the EU? It is an engaging and interesting subject to learn, full of debate and analysis.
The first year considers important concepts such as democracy, power and influence. You will learn how Parliament works, and why some are now calling for big changes to the system. Analysing the 2017 General Election you'll ask what future the Labour party has, whether Scotland will remain part of the UK and if 16 year olds should get the vote.
The second year focuses on global politics and on the development of political ideology, with topical questions including: Why is Marxism still relevant? What impact will President Trump have on world politics and climate change?
You'll be taught via a mixture of teaching methods, including class and group discussions, debates, TV viewing, individual and group assignments and up-to-date research tasks. You'll get involved in politics through political conferences and debates, and may have the chance to visit institutions such as the Houses of Parliament in London and the European Union institutions in Brussels or Strasbourg.