A Level Course
Why should I study Politics at Moor Park?
Politics is a subject which is alive and directly relevant to your life and your future. By studying Politics at Moor Park you can be part of the 10% of the nation who are aware of what is going on! As Aristotle wrote, Man is a political animal. We are diminished as citizens without an understanding of the political world. How can we achieve our potential without participating in the political world? It is when we do not participate that evil triumphs. For those who are motivated to ‘get involved’ and learn about how our country and America are run, Government and Politics is an exciting and valuable A Level which is certainly worth studying and a long established degree discipline at leading universities.
What will the course involve?
Students who study Politics tend to be interested in current affairs, debates, they enjoy arguing with fellow students and their teacher; and they communicate their ideas on paper. Most students find the nearest subject they know to Politics is Modern History; students who take History and Politics and Politics and Law often comment on how they complement each other. In the study of Politics at Moor Park we try to answer questions such as:
- Why we had a coalition government for the first time since 1945?
- Are we being taken over by Europe?
- Why did they have a telescopic opera hat in Parliament?
In order to enjoy Politics, you need to have the ability or the willingness to learn to write essays and the intelligence to understand and use detailed written material.
Enrichment within the Politics course
We regularly invite outside speakers into the sixth form, including local parliamentary candidates in the run up to the general elections and many academics. Alongside the Law department we run trips to London visiting the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court. There is also the weekly Moor Park debating society which is student led. Students also have the opportunity to attend annual party conferences.
Politics can be studied alongside Law, English, History and Sociology; however it is also a great contrast with foreign languages as language students find it helps with international relations.
How will I be assessed?
Where does this course lead?
Politics students have found the subject useful in a variety of careers from law, journalism, teaching and the police.
What are the entry requirements for this course?
You will need at least a grade B in English.
Exam Board: Edexcel The contents of the specification are subject to change for first teaching in September 2017. There will be a greater emphasis on Government in the UK.