A Level Politics is an exciting subject because the vast majority of people do have political opinions, even if they think that they are ‘not political’!

It is also perhaps the most contemporary academic subject because of its newsworthy nature. If you watch any news bulletin there are usually one or two items that are either directly or indirectly connected to politics, i.e. the economy, education, war in Afghanistan, the health service etc.

Of course there are differences of opinion on these matters and this is what actually makes it such an intriguing subject to study.

Where does this course lead?

The course will prepare you for continued study at university degree level and various possible career pathways thereafter. The study of Politics is very useful for a number of careers and is a well-established subject at the most prestigious universities in the UK.

A Level Politics Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Politics Course Leaflet

exam board course specification

Politics News

Politics students debate at MUNGA

Lower Sixth students take part in EYP Debate

Politics students visit Westminster

What Our Students Say

Since joining Carmel I have been able to expand my knowledge of both my chosen subjects and the working world around me. With the freedoms afforded by college life I have also found new skills that will give me career opportunities in the future. What I appreciate most about Politics is that although having a huge interest in it prior to college, I realise now that the topics covered in the course have helped me gain a true understanding of governmental systems, political ideologies and political history. It has also taught me how to academically explain and explore, both mine and other’s arguments. The department also offers great trips, such as the Parliament trip where I was overwhelmed from finally seeing where the government of the UK actually works.

Jack Kilgannon