What do I learn?
The course will help you develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics, and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes.
What do I gain?
A strong understanding of contemporary UK and global political issues.
What do I need?
Minimum six academic GCSEs at A*-C (4) including English Language and Maths but excluding PE, Dance, Catering i.e. subjects with a large practical component.
For this subject you also need GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature at grade 5 (either Language or Literature).
What can I do next?
You could go on to study politics and/or international relations at university.
The course offers key employability skills such as a critical and analytical mind, the ability to effectively research and excellent written skills. You might therefore consider employment in a non-governmental organisation (NGO), working in politics for a local council, or even as an MP.
The course would also support a career in journalism or law.