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Politics *FEES PAYABLE* at Akeley Wood Senior School

Course description

Politics studies conflict between people, governments and nations, and the manner in which such conflicts unfold and are resolved. It is a complex and demanding subject that is exciting, rewarding and intellectually stimulating. It is of immediate practical relevance to our lives. What you read in the newspapers and see on the news is directly relevant to the study of politics.

Politics advances our civic awareness. In order to cast your vote wisely, understand the arguments of politicians, be aware of their attempts to persuade or mislead and to participate effectively in defending one‘s rights as a citizen, one needs to appreciate the nature of the UK democratic system. To be politically ignorant is to be at a disadvantage.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements to study politics, but any potential pupil must be interested in current affairs and highly self-motivated. Success in the subject will be the result of an ability to work independently and the determination to develop a mature essay writing style. The students will be host to distinguished speakers throughout the year and will also get the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Akeley Wood Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 14 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years