Government and Politics
Head of Department: Mr O. Olakotan
At Laureate Academy, we offer the Edexcel A-Level course in Politics. The study of Politics will change pupils’ understanding of the UK forever. They will learn about the fantastic benefits of the UK democracy – but will also become aware of the deep flaws that penetrate into the heart of government. They will keep up to date with the news and find out about policy issues that affect everyday life. They will become entrenched in the daily battle of political individuals at Westminster, Stormont, Cardiff and Edinburgh, while also learning about controversial political figures of the past like Thatcher, Wilson, Heath and Cameron. Together, we debate how democratic our political system is and consider its strengths and weaknesses. Through all this, students will develop into informed young adults, with an awareness of what is going on in the world, and with the ability to formulate strong opinions on the individuals and political parties who impact our lives. They will find out what it means to be conservative, liberal, or socialist and discover where they fit on the broad political spectrum that makes up the UK.