Politics

 

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This is an engaging and lively subject based on contemporary political issues.

You will explore how the government works and examine modern political controversies, such as:

  • Has the Prime Minister become too powerful?
  • Why was Donald Trump elected US President?
  • What do feminists actually believe?

Politics students need to have an interest in:

  • Current affairs.
  • Debate
  • Independent reading.

In the first year, there are two topics, one focuses on the issues in UK Politics, covering topics from political parties and pressure groups to democracy and political ideologies. The other unit looks at institutions of government and their role in the UK system. In the second year, the focus is on American Politics and comparing it to the UK.

So if you would like to try a new subject that challenges you whilst also developing important skills such as analytical thinking and debate, consider taking this course.