- Preparatory school
Boys & Girls 3-11
- The Senior School
- Sixth Form
- Old Girls
Government and Politics
Why study Politics?
Simply because it affects everything we do! The age at which we can marry, join the armed forces, vote and drive is determined by politicians.
Studying Politics at A level means keeping up to date with current affairs, watching the news, documentaries, reading newspapers and having an interest in the world around you.
Politics will encourage you to consider key questions such asthe nature of freedom and the relationship between government and society.
Elections can change the course of a country: studying Britain and the USA now is probably more exciting than it’s ever been.
Which specification is followed?
We follow Edexcel A-level course in Government and Politics. At AS the focus of the course is on elections, democracy, political parties and pressure groups,prime minister, cabinet, parliament and judiciary, whilst at A2 we study the politics of the USA.
Workshops, conferences and visits
- Each year there is the opportunity to attend revision conferences in London where examiners offer advice.
- There is an annual visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court.
- Politics students are able to attend the Global Young Leaders’ Conference in Washington and New York.
- There is the opportunity for sixth formers to join the visit to Paris to attend a conference on ‘Your Future in Europe’.
Degree and career choices
Many students find they enjoy studying Politics and go on to study the subject at university. Graduates with a degree in Politics or a combined degree go on to careers in law, civil service, media, banking, journalism, teaching and many other professions.