Politics combines well with a range of social science and humanities subjects to lead to university courses in such areas as business, economics, law, media, philosophy and, of course, politics. Careers in banking, insurance, the Civil Service, marketing and journalism are also possibilities.
To study Politics at A level you need to have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in politics and current affairs, a desire to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your opinions effectively.
To encourage independent learners, listeners and thinkers
To provide enjoyable courses, that will stimulate interest and enthusiasm in the subjects
To provide a truly embedded, diverse curriculum, committed to exploring different political perspectives
To challenge prejudice and to address the moral issues thrown up by any study
To provide the questions to assist students in developing skills of analysis and argument – both oral and written
To guide students in opening their minds to alternative ideas and outcomes
To ensure students achieve to the best of their ability
To assist students in the discovery and understanding of the world that is constructed around them
GCE A Level Exam Board: Edexcel
For further information about the Politics Curriculum at County Upper School please select the Curriculum Handbook or the relevant Long Term Plan from the attachments section.
If you need to request further information about this subject please contact the relevant Head of Department.