Mr D. Ridout (Head of Department)
The Department aims to:
Develop pupils' understanding of the political world around them
Develop inquisitive thinking
Develop communication skills
Politics at Stonyhurst
Most pupils have not studied Politics before and so the subject is taught assuming no prior student knowledge. Assessment is exam based with no externally assessed coursework but pupils are asked to keep a political diary tracking current events. During the course, pupils develop a wide ranging political knowledge and learn to analyse political issues and events. As part of the course an annual visit to the Houses of Parliament is organised and guest speakers are invited to the College to address The Politics Society.
AS / A2 Course (Year 12 & 13)
The Specification followed at GCE is AQA British Government and Politics.
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