Politics is a highly relevant and rapidly changing subject. We aim to inform you about contemporary issues and events and help you to develop theoretical knowledge and evaluative skills, enabling you to cast a questioning eye over the world around you.
We follow the Edexcel course which is divided into four sections:
- UK Government
- UK Politics
- Global Politics
- Political Ideologies
IB Standard Global Politics:
The IB course focusses entirely on Global Politics. There are four key themes to this course:
- Power, sovereignty and international relations
- Human rights
- Peace and conflict
Politics is a highly relevant and rapidly changing subject. The International Office invite all lower sixth students to apply for a place on the bi-annual visit to the United Nations in Geneva. We often arrange a visit to Westminster and the schools programme of guests speakers often supports the study of Politics, recently we have been lucky enough to hear from Baroness Ruth Henig about the challenges of international relations in the inter war period and Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet who is a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross Directorate.
Enrichment material is widely available for students of politics of particular use are:
You will find some very interesting and highly relevant podcasts on the BBC sounds App https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds and the Guardian’s Today in Focus podcasts are very useful: https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus
Your teacher/s may well have set you some work via SMH, please check this first. If this has not been possible take the time to explore some of the enrichment links above. A cold snowy day is the perfect time to catch up on those relevant podcasts that you have been meaning to listen to