‘Anyone who says they are not interested in politics is like a drowning man who insists he is not interested in water.’
In a period of such exponential change in the world of politics students cannot fail but to be intrigued by the shifting political landscapes both in the UK and abroad and, as Gandhi highlights, they need to have an awareness of what these changes potentially hold for society.
In the Denmark Road Sixth Form Politics Department students study the role of the government and politics in the UK and in the USA.
In Year 12 they concentrate on UK Politics looking at Parties, Voting Behaviour, The Executive, Democracy and Parliament amongst other topics. Students will also look at Political Ideologies concentrating on Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism and Feminism.
In Year 13 the course looks at Politics in the USA comparing and contrasting the political systems and instructions to those in the UK.
The main focus of our study centres on us helping students to understand political concepts and institutions and then applying them to topical examples. As such, students are able to gain a broad understanding of what is happening in the world today and how they can understand or affect the situation through the existing political structures.
Sixth Form Trip to The Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament - April 2017
Please watch the video below of the trip.