The subject is taught using a variety of teaching methods; interactive learning, independent learning as well as power points, pair work and group work. All students are expected to read a good daily newspaper and have an interest in politics.
Government and Politics A Level is a popular subject which many of our students go on to study at university. We study the Edexcel course which focuses on British politics and the British political system. We then go on to study various political ideologies, such as Conservatism, Socialism, anarchism and nationalism. There are four examinations at the end of the Upper 6th year; two on British politics and two on ideologies.
We provide an extensive range of extra-curricular activities to enhance the students’ political education. An annual trip to the Houses of Parliament benefits them greatly. We have speakers that come to speak to the students at lunchtimes as part of our History and Politics society and we hold an Immanuel Peoples’ Parliament every year, bringing in interesting panellists to answer topical questions. During referendum and election years we hold a whole school election which is largely organised by the politics students.