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How is the course assessed?

3, 2 hour papers on UK Politics and Government and  Comparative Politics. 

What is the average class size?

10-15 students.

Are the teachers specialists in the subject area?

Mr Donnelly has a degree in Politics from a Russell Group university. He’s also worked for a Political party for a year and has some experience volunteering for various charities who’ve lobbied the Government on occasion. 

How successful have previous students been in this subject?

Very successful. Students regularly go off into the wider world of work or university satisfied with their results in the subject. 2021 was out best year on record with 100% of students achieving a C+ or higher. Many have gone on to study Politics in various universities across the UK. 

What other subjects compliment this course?

Works best alongside History, English, Sociology and Criminology. Although we have students across a range of disciplines.

Will studying this subject allow me to go to university?

Yes, it is mostly for students who wish to go to university to further their studies academically.

What careers can the subject lead to?

It lends itself well to those wishing to work in the governmental civil service, education, academic research. You can also work for a political party as a researcher, policy analyst or public consultant. Other routes include the police, prison service, lobbying for a charity, journalism, working for the foreign office and diplomatic opportunities abroad through global organisations like the UN/ EU.