Politics explores debates on political and social issues, current affairs and how decisions affecting society are made. You will gain an understanding of how democracy works in the UK and how it could be improved. You will also analyse the views of different political parties, individuals and groups.
The first year focuses on British politics, switching to US politics in your second year. This will help you make more sense of UK and international developments, whilst stimulating you to think critically and consider different points of view.
You will also study different political ideologies, such as socialism, liberalism, conservatism and feminism, and the way they aim to organise society.
Politics has plenty of progression opportunities as universities appreciate the critical thinking skills you will develop. A level Politics is particularly recommended for students interested in studying law at university. Apart from law, politics also combines well with subjects such as history, sociology, and religious studies, and prepares for careers in the legal professions, journalism, politics, and management. Past students have progressed to higher education institutions including Cardiff University, a member of the Russell Group.