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21/10/19

Our dedicated Sixth Form study space is taking shape! https://t.co/hzwcqzTESP

11/10/19

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Amazing atmosphere and school results by all Harris schools. Well done to all academies achieving against the odds https://t.co/xueADXloTn

04/10/19

Lots of enrichment opportunities at HACH. Our Alevel Geographers are off to Barcelona, Monday’s enrichment classes got underway this week and our Friday Afternoon Chess Club is in full swing! https://t.co/xgUBi8Gscj

22/08/19

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So proud of all Classics and Latin students. Amazing performance for with all students getting Level 9s amd A*.

22/08/19

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Congratulations to all at on their superb today. A special mention goes to Viktoria, who achieved a Grade 9 in all 11 of her subjects - a remarkable achievement. https://t.co/8VFFPIKSPl

20/08/19

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Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

19/08/19

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We're so proud of all our Sixth Formers on their . Great to see them taking their next steps - whether that's university, an apprenticeship or employment. We can't wait to see what they do next. Here's a round-up of all their successes: https://t.co/I713jYXeX7 https://t.co/ooYTrgebv6

15/08/19

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Congratulations to student Daniel who has gained an amazing 7 A* grades and is off to to read Maths. He's going to be speaking about his fantastic achievement on the later this afternoon https://t.co/OmeZfhakxQ

15/08/19

And it begins 😬 🤞🏻 https://t.co/0KdYMygsVD

15/08/19

Results day 😬 We are open for results to be collected from 8:30am until 10:30 this morning. Best of luck to everyone 😁

17/07/19

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Roman Londinium walk with ‘s youngest Classicists. https://t.co/UleiuSSVjc

17/07/19

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A fantastic event for HACH students interested in medicine last week with - some strong stomachs needed!! Well done to all involved. https://t.co/bqCxwlEumD

17/07/19

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Some fabulous artwork on display this morning! https://t.co/FUL7CN3Gto

16/07/19

Wasn’t it just amazing 😁

16/07/19

Half way through our fantastic summer show. Time for a drink and some food 😁 🎉 https://t.co/ylcEsc5veb

14/07/19

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14/07/19

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YMCA! https://t.co/zmuRXZmELv

14/07/19

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End of stay disco https://t.co/Cr5PSMBZZQ

14/07/19

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Group 2 ready for activity 4! https://t.co/foBy9cQPJN

14/07/19

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Survival skills! https://t.co/DR4d8MiUhR

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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