Looking at political ideas and events you will develop your analytical skills and evaluation techniques whilst gaining a sophisticated understanding of the ideological traditions underpinning the different parties that make up the electoral landscape.
As well as the acquisition of knowledge, the Department seeks to encourage participation in important debates such as the value of further constitutional reform and the complex reasons behind increasing voter disaffection in the 21st century. We offer a dynamic course which rewards students who are sufficiently motivated to follow political developments in the news and are keen to embrace and learn the precise terminology used to describe political conventions and ideologies.
The aim is to empower girls to become active citizens, aware of how the UK is governed and the role that they themselves can play in our democracy. The emphasis on extended analytical writing throughout the course equips our students with the communication skills necessary in the modern workplace.