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Politics

Head of Department: Kerry Milligan
Members of staff: Thomas Snowden

Vision Statement

  • Staff work together to create a vibrant environment which enthuses and engages pupils with current affairs and the world around them.
  • To be an outstanding Politics department in which all staff and pupils work together to enable targets to be met or exceeded.

With Brexit and the Donald Trump Presidency, politics is as divisive as ever and by studying Politics A-Level pupils will be able to engage in the big debates in an informed manner.  The A-Level course enables pupils to explore the pressing issues of the day such as climate change, human rights and globalisation. 

In the Politics department we are proud of being able to bring the subject to life via a variety of teaching approaches and offer opportunities to engage with Politics outside of the classroom.  In recent years we have visited the Houses of Parliament and attended hustings for the local constituency in the run up to the 2019 General Election.  The department has also welcomed a current member of the House of Lords into the classroom to discuss the workings of Parliament.

Our main aim is to make Politics accessible, interesting and relevant to students, through the choice of stimulating subject material, innovative teaching methods and a student centred approach to learning.  As a result students develop skills in knowledge, understanding, explanation, analysis, evaluation and presenting arguments. These are essential tools in studying Politics, but also important skills transferable to other areas of the curriculum and life in general.

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