Choose this subject if:
You are truly interested in gaining a deeper insight into the political beliefs central to an understanding of the modern world. The subject also develops analytical and evaluative skills in relation to interesting topics prevalent in the turbulent political climate of today.
In politics, you will
• develop knowledge and an informed understanding of contemporary political structures and issues in their historical context, both within the United Kingdom (UK) and globally;
• develop a critical awareness of the changing nature of politics and the relationships between political ideas, institutions and processes;
• develop knowledge and an informed understanding of the influences and interests that have an impact on decisions in government and politics;
• develop knowledge and an informed understanding of the rights and responsibilities of individuals and groups;
• develop the ability to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate political information to form arguments and make judgements;
• develop an interest in, and engagement with, contemporary politics.
How are you assessed:
Paper 1 - UK Politics
Paper 2 - UK Government and Ideologies
Paper 3 - US Politics - A comparative study