The Politics Department aims to develop students’ awareness of and critical engagement with the world of politics, allowing them to become responsible voters and citizens. Students study a mixture of UK and US politics, and develop the capacity to compare and contrast the differing political landscapes of each. Lessons emphasise the importance of debate and discussion to challenge and clarify ideas. Students are encouraged to engage with news and current affairs as an integral part of the course. Department highlights include the annual student-led ‘Politicon’ events in which pressure groups and political parties set out their stalls and debate with students, and our annual student-organised ‘Question Time’ in which prominent public individuals speak at JHGS. Our trip to the Houses of Parliament allows sixth form students to gain the opportunity to see democracy in action at Westminster.
GCSE: Not available
A'Level: Edexcel 9PL0