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19/04/22

The Take Care Fair is in full swing. Lots of students learning about how to care for themselves, their relationships and their community. https://t.co/5m40OxSE07

30/03/22

Culture Day displays ready to go! Amazing to see so many of our students wearing cultural dress today. Celebrating diversity within our Academy Community. https://t.co/VfNJ1EWmCF

30/03/22

Our Enrichment led to some fantastic looking cakes being baked! We also saw a brilliant Knitting Class provide a group of Year 11 with a https://t.co/nd4gvqnwYZ

18/03/22

Year 10 enjoying a performance of Macbeth this morning! https://t.co/0hFURAYxM0

22/02/22

Retweetd From HACHFutures

parents and students, our careers and futures fair is now live!!! Join us between 5-8pm on the school website and don’t forget to sign in for the live webinar https://t.co/70ICJs6rEZ

22/02/22

Our Careers and Futures Fair is LIVE https://t.co/o1LOllS7Q7

21/02/22

Retweetd From HACHFutures

parents and students - Join us online tomorrow between 5-8pm for our Virtual Careers & Futures Fair 2022 via the school website https://t.co/d2q6baVehJ

21/02/22

Information about our Virtual Careers Fair tomorrow. More to follow! https://t.co/dmZGpc3f7r

24/01/22

If you are interested in hiring our facilities please look here https://t.co/waKQ3HLeyr

16/12/21

Due to a steady rise in Covid cases this week and following advice from Public Health, late this afternoon, we have reluctantly decided to close HACH on 17/12/21. An email will follow this evening detailing the independent work to be completed by all students at home via Teams.

15/12/21

A quiet day at HACH in store… just Christmas Dinner, Christmas Jumper Day, the Year 12 Christmas fayre and the Head Student elections!

08/12/21

Our A Level Drama students had a fantastic time watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The Theatre Manager said how fantastically well mannered our kids were and that they were a credit to us. Thanks to Mr Waikh and Drama! https://t.co/lRtCnqBqtj

08/12/21

Delighted to have Thurrock School Wellbeing Service at HACH today, training our first group of student elected Mental Health Champions.

02/12/21

The HACH Christmas fayre is about to get underway! Thanks to all students and staff involved. https://t.co/uycz0gncOG

01/12/21

The annual Winter Show is going to be LIVE streamed this year. Our talented students will perform a variety of festive performances including dance, music, song and drama 14/12/21 18:00 - 19:30 Tickets are £3 and can be purchased by following the link: https://t.co/iBTUgIc2EO

29/11/21

Year 12 History students have taken part in the Lessons from Auschwitz programme. They heard from a survivor, Eva Clarke BEM. The students took part in a virtual tour of Auschwitz and they have completed wider reading and research. https://t.co/hKIAn6erRL

25/11/21

Good luck with the continuation of your RRSA journey!

25/11/21

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

Well done to those Year 8/9 students who took part in Lee Valley Athletics tonight. Thank you for giving up your afternoon/evening on an INSET day to compete for the academy 👏🙌🤛

24/11/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

We are very excited to announce that will be the very first Harris Academy to be introducing A level Ancient History course next academic year. This is due to the great support received by https://t.co/neE9JdvAzw

24/11/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools Quality Mark

So well deserved; students have a sophisticated understanding of their peers' rights. https://t.co/wT109hZJBU

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Politics

Download our US Politics Summer 2019 reading list (Year 13).


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