Head of Department: Mr Thomas Snowden
The Politics curriculum at the King’s School is organised to create a vibrant environment which enthuses and engages pupils with current affairs and the world around them.
Through our teaching we explore contemporary politics and the distribution of power in modern Britain, as well as political concepts, values and ideologies. The A-Level course enables pupils to explore the pressing issues of the day such as climate change, human rights and globalisation.
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. 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.
The department is situated in the Brook Street and Castlegate blocks.
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 the classroom. In recent years we have visited the Houses of Parliament and attended hustings for the local constituency and General Elections. The department has also welcomed a current member of the House of Lords into the classroom to discuss the workings of Parliament.