Politics

Subject Overview

Politics is a vibrant and lively subject that allows you to develop a better awareness of current affairs.

Government and Politics A Level is the study of how the UK and the US is governed. It involves in-depth analysis and evaluation of the UK and US political systems.

Politics is a subject that goes well with a number of other disciplines and subject areas. It is widely recognised for its academic rigour by leading universities and is good preparation for students interested in a wide range of careers such as law, journalism or the civil service.

Whilst studying Politics at Stonyhurst, you will have many opportunities to develop a wide range of skills including:

  • The ability to comprehend, synthesize and interpret political information
  • Analyse and evaluate political knowledge
  • Identify connections, assess similarities and differences between areas studied
  • Select relevant material, construct and communicate arguments coherently using appropriate political vocabulary.

Curriculum

A Level (sixth form)

A Level Government & Politics  AQA

A Level Government & Politics involves in-depth study of political systems in the United Kingdom and the USA.

Topics covered include:

  • Political participation and voting behaviour
  • Political parties
  • The role of pressure groups
  • Political ideologies – socialism, communism, liberalism and conservatism.