You will study the workings of government and political culture in the United Kingdom and the United States. You will also study political ideologies such as the course is particularly interesting as you have to study the current events, issues, controversies and scandals of contemporary politics in conjunction with political theory and historical developments. Every day in Downing Street and the White House, Parliament and Congress, Fleet Street and Wall Street will raise important issues for debate.
You do not need to have studied Politics at GCSE in order to take this course. It is more important that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in current affairs, and a desire to explore new ideas.