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A-Level Politics

Politics is a fascinating subject that encourages students to engage with the world around them. Our aim at Hitchin Girs' School is to inspire students to become global citizens, enabling them to increase their political participation and awareness of current events.

Students are given the opportunity to explore the challenges facing the modern world and investigate the different ideologies that form the basis of our society today. At HGS, students study UK politics and government, political ideologies including feminism, and US politics.  A thorough knowledge of these topics, alongside the skills acquired through the study of Politics, will be invaluable in today’s rapidly changing world.

Aims and rationale:

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the role politics plays in relation to current local, national and global issues, as well as studying key thinkers and political ideas. Although Politics stands alone as a subject, it builds upon knowledge and key concepts learnt at both KS3 and KS4, particularly in History, including socialism, political spectrum, hierarchy, tolerance, democracy, right-wing, left-wing and election.

Teaching staff:

Mr Simon Hanse
Ms Theresa Pottage