Politics makes you think! It is concerned with political and social behaviour, and attempts to answer questions about how and why our political systems operate as they do.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements
  • Grade 4 (C) in English Language or Literature and a minimum of a 3 (D) in Maths and
  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above (1 Vocational or Technical Qualification at Merit or above may be counted) and
  • Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table) and
  • Grade 4 (C or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
A-Levels: Politics, History, Art, Law

Orlando James

Politics is a very interesting subject because of its relevance to people and the fact that we are able to understand the world around us on a global level. One interesting thing I have learned is that, before the rise of Thatcherism, the Conservatives were once One-Nationism. One-Nationism takes a semi-liberal stance, whilst Thatcherism was a fairly right wing Capitalist group.

I do Politics revision with a group one lunchtime a week and Law revision on another day. I also attend Quiz club with some fellow students and my Politics teacher, and Debate club, too. I’m always busy here at the Sixth Form; my final free lunchtime is taken up with Dodgeball in the sports hall!

Course Content

Download the course fact sheet here.

Course support and Enrichment

You will be encouraged to express your opinions within the safe confines of a controlled learning environment. Skills in public speaking, how to construct and communicate arguments and how to work as a team are developed in this course.

Additional support is provided in writing for academic success.

  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
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