Politics A Level

Politics A Level

How does the UK political system work? How could it be improved? What are the ‘big ideas’ of politics – from conservatism to anarchism, and from liberalism to communism? Is Trump really as powerful as he tends to suggest? How did the road to Brexit begin, and what’s next? Politics A Level is a highly topical and relevant course, in which you will discover where you stand on a wide range of very important issues. Our students highly value the in-house booklets we provide and very much enjoy the political simulation opportunities we create, allowing students to experience the political world first-hand, such as a mock Parliament.

Politics offers new ways to see, think about, and understand the world. How did our world come to be the way it is? How is the country run, and how should it be run? Can we actually know anything about the world!? How can we test the claims and arguments made by other people?

The History, Philosophy and Politics Department

Whether studying an ancient Roman document, or the very latest developments in Politics, our students become highly skilled in analysing information and making connections. In presenting a case for a particular understanding of a historical period, or a particular ethical position in Philosophy, our students learn to argue intelligently, in essays and in discussion. We help students to ask excellent questions, from Philosophical enquiries into what exists, to which sources to trust most in History.

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Why study Politics at QMC?

Where can this course take me?

Politics is a hugely respected, multi-vocational A-level.  To find out what ex-QMC Politics students are up to now, click here!

The analytical skills required to successfully complete the Politics course will prepare you well for a broad range of university courses across the social sciences, arts and humanities. Degrees in Politics are offered by about 90 universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Through studying Politics you will also learn many skills highly valued by employers.

You will learn to:

  • Analyse complex systems and consider how they might be improved
  • Come to your own independent conclusions on major issues
  • Communicate an argument effectively both verbally and in writing

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

QMC offers out of classroom opportunities to students to help them learn and develop their skills and knowledge to supplement their learning in the classroom. As a Politics student, you will be able to go on an array of trips. There are also a wide variety of enrichments at QMC which complements this course such as:

  • Aspects of Antiquity
  • Latin for Beginners
  • Public Speaking

Debating Society

Political Theory Reading Group

We read, think about, and discuss hugely thought-provoking texts about people, power and politics.

 

A tour of our department

What do our classrooms look like? What else does our department teach?

 

Any Questions?

The Head of Department, Tom Featherstone will be happy to help.

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