“The unexamined life is not worth living”
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”
“speak out for those who cannot speak… [and] defend the rights of the poor and needy”
Politics is an analytical, critical and deeply relevant subject which allows pupils to get to grips with British and American political processes, political arguments and government structures systems. It enables students to be more aware of the political arguments and debates that are shaping the world in which we live.
Roots taught throughout KS5, students will be able to:
Over the course of the two years, learners will be able to:
Politics enables students to stand up for what they believe particularly those with ‘silent’ voices. It encourages students to be active citizens and be a catalyst for change. Politics gives students a depth of understanding of political systems.
At Key Stage 5 students have the opportunity to study Politics.
Exam Board: AQA.
Paper 1: Government and politics of the UK
Paper 2: The government and politics of the USA, Comparative politics
Paper 3: Political ideas – core ideologies liberalism, conservativism, socialism. Optional choice: Multiculturalism
Rationale for multiculturalism as an option– we live in a multicultural society. After events such as 9/11 and 7/7 we understand the importance of raising awareness of belonging, regardless of race, religion and class. This has the most relevance to the modern day whilst further instilling our Catholic Ethos promoting the equal dignity of all cultural groups.
Government and Politics of the UK