Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Exam Board Specification

What you will study

  • Government & Politics of the UK
  • Government & Politics of the USA and comparative Politics
  • Political Ideas
A classroom of male and female students sat at desks


  • Regular progress grades from written assignments
  • Three x 2 hour exams at the end of year two

Course Support

  • Friendly approachable tutor
  • Regular support / extension tutorials
  • A range of teaching methods including presentations, debates, quizzes, research etc
  • Additional online resources
  • Exam question preparation

Enrichment Activities

  • Develop your public speaking skills in our Debating Society
  • Guest speakers (Steve Rotheram and Marie Rimmer MP)
  • Annual London trip to visit Parliament
  • Debating competitions such as the ESU’s Schools’ Mace, the European Youth Parliament and the Athenaeum Debates
  • Take part in the Mock United Nations General Assembly (MUNGA) and the European Youth Parliament Debates


  • Leads to a wide range of university courses and careers
  • Some of our former students have graduated and gone on to work for the BBC, Amazon, KPMG and the Ministry of Defence

Career Opportunities

The study of politics is very useful for a number of careers. Some examples include Politician, Police Officer, Journalist, Civil Servant, Public Affairs role, Accountant, Stockbroker, Business Manager and Social Researcher.

Students debating

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Male and female students stood in a courtroom

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Exam Board Specification