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15/12/17

News: Pupils will finish at 1:35 on Wednesday 20th December for the Christmas holidays 🎄

14/12/17

It’s our amazing breakfast reading morning tomorrow from 7:30am. Come and read and have a free breakfast on us 📖🍳🥓 https://t.co/NCdjTnYIl1

14/12/17

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Another day, another show! Today Y2 are watching perform Bugsy Malone https://t.co/iyzWY6YshB

14/12/17

Enjoy 😊

14/12/17

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Enroute to CERN with our a-level physics students. Far too excited

23/11/17

Just a reminder for tonight 😊

23/11/17

A really informative day so far- brilliant to see 👍🏻 https://t.co/poQy6n5STS

23/11/17

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In with team for for Yr12 https://t.co/lZdES7pIVl

23/11/17

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Student drop-ins at lunch time today: and both with . If you can't attend you can still speak to us via https://t.co/fvoQpHDJvD

22/11/17

Retweetd From Luis Amador

HACH’s finest... a pretty good teachmeet. https://t.co/TTMcJ6klJX

22/11/17

You are all welcome to our sixth form opening evening tomorrow night, starting at 6pm until 8 👍🏻😁

22/11/17

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What an amazing turnout and presentations https://t.co/GICV2I6j93

21/11/17

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A blustery day at Mersea today - well done year 11 for getting stuck in with some ‘proper geography’ in preparation for the mocks https://t.co/kjeBZe5DJl

21/11/17

We hope you all had a brilliant day at the kids lit quiz 2017- keep reading 😁 https://t.co/Vgs6r7E8TG

21/11/17

Wow what an amazing day at the Kids Lit Quiz today. Fantastic effort to all involved 👌🏻📚👍🏻😁 https://t.co/suZDkKrCwS

20/11/17

Just a reminder we have our sixth form open evening this Thursday evening from 6pm- All welcome 😁

12/11/17

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and Michelle Harrison https://t.co/wsQ01XT1FF

09/11/17

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How about a retweet to raise awareness of our twitter account?

20/10/17

Happy half term everyone 👍🏻 see you all back on Monday 6th November

20/10/17

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

Year 7 5-a-side borough champions!!! Mr Bridges https://t.co/Bn0t47Dy1i

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Politics

Politics

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature.

What is Politics?

Politics encourages you to develop your critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret evidence. We will study the nature of UK politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes. We will analyse the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom, and compare to the political systems of the USA. A key component is the study of political concepts and theories, which we will link to the reality of politics in the UK. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to develop an interest in and engagement with contemporary politics. You will be expected to take an active interest in current affairs and there will be ample opportunity to relate current events to academic analysis.

Paper 1 - UK Politics with core political ideas (33%)

Political Participation

• Democracy and Participation

• Political parties

• Electoral systems

• Voting behaviour and the media

Core ideas

• Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism

You will answer three questions: two essays from Section A (Politics)  and one essay from Section B (political ideas).

Paper 2 - UK Government with optional political ideas (33%)

UK Government

• The Constitution

• Parliament

• The PM and Government

• Relations between the branches

Optional ideas

• Multiculturalism (TBC)

You will answer three questions: two essays from Section A (Government) and one essay from Section B (optional ideas).

Paper 3 - Comparative Politics (33%)

US Government and Politics 

  • Constitution
  • Congress
  • Presidency
  • Supreme Court
  • Democracy and Participation
  • Civil Rights

You will answer four questions: one short answer question in Section A, one short answer question in Section B and two essays in Section C.

How will you be assessed?

100% examination at the end of 2 Years. There will be three two hour examinations with a strong emphasis on extended writing.

Exam Board: Edexcel