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Politics

Our Curriculum Intent

The Politics department will bring out the best by encouraging students to develop their political awareness and allow them to question the world around them. Building a broad understanding of political institutions, processes and concepts will empower students to explore what influences government decisions and wider political debates. Evaluating contrasting political views and theories will create knowledgeable, informed citizens able to construct and support their own considered opinions. Engaging with politics allows students to make sense of the fast paced and ever-changing political landscape both in the UK and abroad.

In politics we challenge students to think critically about political developments and change, applying their knowledge of the UK and US political systems and governance, to explore what influences politics and society. Whilst studying Politics students learn to construct detailed explanations through chains of reasoning, to compare contrasting political views, and evaluate the strength of political arguments and weight of evidence which can be used to challenge or corroborate. Exploring the origins and evolution of liberalism, conservatism, socialism and nationalism introduces political ideologies and how these underlying principles still influence the nature of political debate today. Politics encourages students to actively engage with the political environment, applying their knowledge to current affairs and debate enabling them to see themselves as active, interested and informed citizens.

 

Our Learning Journey & Topic Overviews

To view the KS5 Politics Learning Journey please click here

KS5 

Current Term - Topic Overviews - Spring 1 

To view the Year 12 Politics Topic Overview please click here

To view the Year 13 Politics Topic Overview please click here 

 

Last Term - Topic Overviews - Autumn 2

To view the Year 12 Politics Topic Overview please click here

To view the Year 13 Politics Topic Overview please click here

 

Topic Overviews - Autumn 1 

To view the Year 12 Politics Topic Overview please click here

To view the Year 13 Politics Topic Overview please click here 

Qualifications and Exam Board Information

Qualification Subject Exam Board Website

A-Level

Years 12-13

Politics Edexcel Edexcel AS & A level Politics (2017) | Pearson qualifications

 Who to Contact

Head of Faculty: Mrs Everett
Email: kate.everett@threerivers.thpt.org.uk