Why study this subject?

If you enjoy finding out about current affairs and trying to find out about the world around you, politics may be the subject for you. Political parties, Brexit, General Elections, and so on, will be discussed and debated, hopefully enhancing your knowledge. Also, if you want to gain skills which are highly valued by a huge variety of employers, then Politics might be the subject to choose.

What will the subject include?

Currently, the A Level is assessed as shown.

  • Component 1 is Government and Politics of the UK
  • Component 2 is the Government & Politics of the USA and Comparative Politics (UK/USA)
  • Component 3 is Political Ideas (Socialism, Liberalism, Conservatism, others)

For further information, click here.

Where will it lead?

Looked upon favourably when applying to many universities. Politician (who knows where our future politicians may come from, it could be YOU!), Political Historian, Government and Politics Teacher, Lawyer, Journalist, Commentator, Researcher

What other subjects compliment this subject?

History, Law, English Literature, Geography, Psychology, English Language

Subject specific requirements?

You need to have a minimum level 5/6 in English Literature and English Language. A willingness to work hard, reading extensively and able to undertake your own independent learning.

For examination board link, click here.

Key Staff

Mr A McAdam :
Assistant Subject Leader

Name: Mr A McAdam

Role: Assistant Subject Leader

Email: AMcAdam@hartonacademy.co.uk

Mr D Royal :
Head of Year

Name: Mr D Royal

Role: Head of Year

Email: DRoyal@hartonacademy.co.uk

Mr M Ellison :

Name: Mr M Ellison

Role: Teacher

Email: MEllison@hartonacademy.co.uk