Government & Politics
The politics department believes in the importance of political literacy. It is the knowledge of political processes and our ability to critically assess the arguments that allow us to access and participate in our democracy.
In A Level Politics, students will develop an understanding of the role politics plays in relation to current local, national, and global issues, as well as studying key thinkers and political ideas.
Key Stage 5: Edexcel (9PL0)
Y13: THE USA- COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Students explore the US Constitution, the three branches of government, interaction between them, and make comparisons between these and their counterparts in the UK. This includes,
- The US constitution and federalism,
- US presidency,
- the Supreme Court and civil rights,
- democracy and participation, and
- comparative approaches.
Please note that this subject will not be offered at RPS beyond summer 2019, however it will be available within the Harpenden Consortium.