This course is for you if:
- you enjoy political and current affairs.
- you would like to deepen your knowledge of political events and systems, and their consequences on our daily lives.
Other subjects such as History, Law and Criminology would be suitable courses to take alongside Politics, but you could also study a wider range of other subjects such as English, Modern Languages or Business.
What topics will I study?
Several major areas are studied:
- Political Participation - democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media.
- Core Political Ideas - conservatism, liberalism and socialism.
- UK Government - constitution, parliament, prime minister and executive, relationships between the branches
- Non-Core Political Ideas -one idea from the following: anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism and nationalism
- Comparative Politics (UK and USA) constitution, federalism, legislature, presidency, judiciary, civil rights, democracy and participation, comparative theories
What can I do after this course?
Students could enter higher education to study Politics and International Relations. They could also enter higher education for other subjects such as Business, Management, Law or Economics. Alternatively, they could enter employment in areas such as political work, local or national government work, the civil service, legal office work and management training.