Why Study Politics?
‘I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians’.
Studying Politics will develop your awareness of contemporary issues and understanding of the decisions that affect your life and those around you. It will allow you to consider how and why decisions are taken on a local, national and international level.
Politics also helps you develop critical, analytical and oral skills, and gives an insight into issues of power and influence, where these lie and who has these in the UK and the wider world.
In Year 1, students study British Politics looking at its key institutions, issues and ideas. In Year 2, students study American Government and Politics. Students then focus on the ideas of Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and either Nationalism or Anarchism.
Why Study Politics at Worcester Sixth Form College?
In the past, Politics students have visited the Houses of Parliament and conferences featuring leading politicians of the day. Politics students also participate in local politics with visits from local politicians, election hustings and delivering the College’s mock elections.
A Level Politics is a well-regarded subject by all universities. It is particularly useful to those who wish to follow a career in Law, the Civil Service, Local Government and Politics, Teaching or the Social Services. Many students go on to pursue the subject at degree level and beyond.
Recently, one student went to Oxford University to study History and Politics and a number of students have gone on to study Politics and International Relations at Russell Group universities.
Course Specifics / Entry Requirements
|Qualification Name||Maths GCSE Req.||English GCSE Req.||Other Req.||Desirable Qualifications||Skills & Attributes Required for Success||Guidance on Costs or Commitments|
|Politics||4||Willingness to develop and maintain knowledge of current affairs. Ability to think critically about personal political opinions and those of others.||Optional trip to Houses of Parliament – approx. £20.|