Name of Faculty: Humanities
Members of Staff:
Ms J. Begum
Mr W. Bowles
About the Department:
Politics is offered at key stage 5 only. It is about the study of human interactions, looking at theories of power, influence and conflict. Students will study the political system, political processes and institutions of the United Kingdom.
About the Course:
Students study the Edexcel specification. In the AS course, students study two units, focusing on the broader theories of politics and civil society, and also look in depth at the history and uniqueness of government in the United Kingdom. Both these units are examined at the end of the AS course.
At A2, students look in detail at the spectrum of political ideologies that occur around the world, and will analyse and evaluate their relative merits. The final A2 unit looks at other ideological traditions. Students will take two exams at the end of the A2 course.