- Average Point Score: 4.0
- English Language GCSE Grade 4
- Mrs Lomas
- Miss Duthie
- Mr Power
- Pressure groups
- Political parties
- The Prime Minister (from Thatcher to Johnson)
You will learn about how our system works and why and how people get involved (or not) in politics. We also study political theories: socialism, liberalism, conservatism and feminism. So if you’ve ever wondered what a feminist really believes then this is your chance to find out!
- The presidency
- The supreme court
We compare our system to the US throughout.
- Analysis and explanation- you will develop the ability to explain how different parts of the political system work but also analyse how they might, or might not be effective.
- Research- you will be actively encouraged to read/watch the news, follow relevant political figures on social media and keep up with current affairs so that you can bring every day examples into the lessons and essays.
- Debate and discussion- many of our lessons involve sharing and debating ideas intelligently and respectfully.
- Wider critical thinking- during our study of political ideas we will consider ‘big ideas’ such as; “what is human nature like?”, “what is the difference between sex and gender?” or “what role should the state play in our lives?”.
Links to the world of work
Politics student Isabelle was a member of Oldham Youth Council during her time in Sixth Form. Elected as a Member of the Youth Parliament for Oldham, she had the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament to take part in Youth Parliament debates.