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Politics at YARM SCHOOL

Course description

Politics is a very successful and interesting option at A level. It can lead to University admission to read a Politics degree or as part of a combined Social Sciences degree. The intellectual training afforded by Politics at A level facilitates entry into the wide range of careers open to all graduates. It is highly regarded and even desirable as a foundation subject for many professional careers, notably law, journalism, management, business and administration, banking and the Civil Service. Politics at A level combines well with History, English, Modern Languages, Economics, Psychology, Geography and Mathematics. It is a traditional, mainstream, academic subject, recognized as an excellent discipline by many universities and employers alike. The subject is questioning, stimulating, challenging and thought-provoking and allows for the development of a mature ‘voice’ for all pupils. The dynamic Politics Society will also provide an opportunity for students to meet and discuss ideas with leading political thinkers and campaigners, locally, nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements

Students arrive in Politics from a range of different backgrounds and interests and it can be studied with a range of different A level combinations. The subject requires a commitment to rigorous thought and effective analysis and as such a proficiency in written and oral skills is vital. A willingness to engage in extended reading and research, as well as commitment to maintaining a healthy knowledge of current affairs is helpful. It is expected that a grade B at GCSE English would be a minimum requirement for Politics. Other strengths could be derived from a range of GCSE subjects. It is not expected or necessary for students to be ‘party political’ animals, or to hold strong political points of view.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact YARM SCHOOL directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years