Politics

Teachers:Mr D James, Mr  A Morgan

Vision

The aim of the Politics department is to develop our students¹ insight into the political beliefs that are central to an understanding of the modern world. By understanding where power lies in society, addressing the big questions that face us in the 21st Century and developing the skills of analysis and debate, Politics students are empowered to succeed whatever their chosen field.

Curriculum

Year 12

This course provides an introduction into how the British Political Sytsem

operates and the major political beliefs and issues in British Politics today.

Unit 1
Democracy & Participation
Party Policies & Ideas
Elections
Pressure Groups
Unit 2
The Constitution
Parliament
Prime Minister & The Cabinet
Judges & Civil Liberties

Year 13

Edexcel Route B: Political Ideologies

This course examines the substantive ideas and beliefs of the major political ideologies.

Unit 3
Liberalism
Conservatism
Socialism
Anarchism
Unit 4
Feminism
Multiculturalism
Nationalism
Ecologism

Extra Curricular

Ribston Hall Politics students have built a reputation for excellence in extra- curricular activities. They compete in regional, national and international debate competitions, and have represented the United Kingdom at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on three occasions in the past 5 years.