A Level Politics Entry Requirements
GCSE grade 5 in English Language.
Politics is one of the most interesting and engaging qualifications you can choose. It is lively, relevant and controversial, covering
news and current affairs from the UK and the US. We offer engaging teaching and learning using a wide range of methods. There are opportunities for trips, competitions and talks during the course. This is highly regarded by universities and employers as it develops research, written communication and debate skills.
What you will study
- Government & Politics of the UK
- Government & Politics of the USA and comparative Politics
- Political Ideas
- Regular progress grades from written assignments
- Three x 2 hour exams at the end of year two
- Friendly approachable tutor
- Regular support / extension tutorials
- A range of teaching methods including presentations, debates, quizzes, research etc
- Additional online resources
- Exam question preparation
- 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
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 .