Simply, because it affects everything that you do. Studying Politics will give you a greater insight into society and the
complexity surrounding decisions that are made. The course allows you to focus on some of today’s most interesting
and significant issues and will give you a real insight into the workings of the modern world. You will take part in
heated debates, participate in active learning, compete in team projects and express your ideas in written work.
People and Politics, Governing the UK. You
will develop an understanding of the British political
system and the nature of mass political and democratic
participation. You will study elections, political parties,
pressure groups and protest movements, the constitution,
the role of Parliament, The Prime Minister and Cabinet,
and voting behaviour and the Media
Political Ideologies - nationalism and feminism,
Global Politics and Globalisation. Could we do away with
the government altogether? What are the implications
of Brexit? Will Scotland have another Independence
referendum? Why do only 65% of the electorate vote in
Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and either English Language
or English Literature.
Politics is useful for a whole range of degree level subjects including: Psychology, Law, Sociology and many others.
Students who take Politics can progress to a broad range of careers including Law, Public Service, Teaching and Journalism to name just some.