Politics is about compromise; it's about power; it's about government. Politics is the way in which a society or a group manages different views, conflicts and disagreements. Politics is about compromise; it’s about power; it’s about government. We look at these aspects through studies of UK and global politics, examining the political structures and issues of debate both in the UK and around the world.
GCSE grade 6 in English Language or English Literature
The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for Politics is 58.
We study UK and global politics, examining the political structures and issues of debate. You will develop research and communication skills through a balanced handling of political questions, an interest in citizenship, up-to-date knowledge of current affairs and an understanding of the political ideas that have shaped the world.
You will develop your analytical skills by evaluating political concepts and arguments from competing viewpoints. These are skills highly valued by universities and employers. Politics students go on to study a wide variety of subjects at university, including PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics), international relations, law, and history.
41% of our students achieved A* to A
72% of our students achieved A* to B
100% of our students achieved A* to E
You will study an exciting mix of practical and theoretical aspects of politics and international relations, gaining insights into how the world works on a local and global scale.
Through the study of Politics I've learnt more about the turbulent political times we are experiencing, have a more well-rounded and informed opinion in debates and, most of all have been inspired to pursue International Relations at degree level.Milly, Year 12 student
249 year 12 and 13 students take Politics
4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time
Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.