How is Politics a sacred subject?
Politics serves students in becoming thoughtful, well-informed and ethical citizens. It enables all learners to experience the design and wonder of God’s world and to develop an awareness of their place in it. Politics enables students to think deeply, analytically and scientifically about what makes us who we are and to question the reasoning and explanation for a multitude of human behaviours. Students become discerning activists with a reverence for transformational change, scrutinising the spiritual, moral and cultural issues that face modern society such as those linked to gender, ethnicity, sexuality and class.
The aim of the Politics Department is to deepen your understanding of the fascinating world of Politics. Becoming an informed citizen is one of the most empowering things an individual may strive for and throughout your studies you will seek answers to some of the most interesting and important questions affecting the world around you; ‘who has power?’, ‘why have they got power?’ and ‘should we obey those who have power?’
When you study Politics you will be taught not what to think, but how to think, how to deepen your understanding of a range of political ideas and issues and how to form independent judgements about some of the major discussions of our age. If you are interested in the world around you and issues such as democracy, freedom and power, then this could be the subject for you.
Key Stage 5
AS and A2 Politics
Exam Board – AQA
- AS: Paper One: Government and Politics in the UK
• A2: Paper Two: Government and Politics of the US and Comparative Politics
• A2: Paper Three: Political Ideas
Students have the opportunity to visit Westminster and the Supreme Court in London. The department regularly organises trips to hear talks by political speakers including local MPs. Mock general elections take place in line with every Westminster general election.