If you are interested in the world around you, you are interested in politics, even if you don’t know it. The best way to engage with and improve a system is to understand it, and this could be your starting point. You will study British and Global politics, as well as some of the key ideas that are used to help us understand the world we live in, and what we could create for the future.
You will need to be able to express your own ideas and support them in written answers. The course will also help you develop an independence of thought, based on rigorous research and understanding. Politics is highly regarded throughout higher educational institutions and universities, with the skills developed also seen as very valuable by employers.
Trips to lectures and talks on a variety of topics as well as trips to Parliament could help supplement your learning.
5 GCSEs at 9 – 5 including 6 in Geography, History or RE and a 6 in both English literature and language.
• Political participation and core political ideas
• UK Government – How does UK government work and the study of a “none core” political ideology – ecologism.
• How does global governance deal with politics and economics, as well as human rights and environmental issues?
• How is power spread around the world and which theories help explain that?