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Politics & Citizenship

From Brexit to the Black Lives Matter protests, it is clear that the United Kingdom is experiencing a state of heightened political turbulence. On a global level, issues such as climate change, the rise of China and the coronavirus pandemic further illustrate that we are living in a period that is undergoing a significant degree of political change.

At GCSE or A level, Politics encourages students to analyse current affairs on a local, national or global level. Students have more autonomy than in other Humanities and Social Science subjects, as they are given freedom to explore political concepts through a range of current affairs case studies. The study of Politics has never been more relevant and students will learn to go beyond the headlines, think critically and form their own judgements and arguments on these issues.

Our Approach

We teach students from primary age to university level. For children who need extra support to develop their confidence, we have patient primary or secondary specialists on hand to help. For students with a passion for Politics, we have experienced GCSE, A level and University teachers to take them beyond the curriculum.

We conduct an initial assessment to understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and ensure our students have a good understanding of core concepts. This lays the foundations for more complex Politics topics so that students develop a detailed knowledge of their curriculum. As exams approach, our focus is on timed questions, essay writing and exam technique.

Exam Boards

We have experienced teachers with knowledge of the following exam boards:

  • AQA A Level, Politics
  • Edexcel A Level, Politics
  • International Baccalaureate, Global Politics
  • AQA GCSE, Citizenship Studies
  • Edexcel GCSE, Citizenship Studies

At Key Stage 5, we also provide subject specialists for Cambridge Pre-U courses. We help tutors to stay up-to-date with curriculum changes and new grading systems. In addition to teaching, many of our tutors are also GCSE or A level examiners.

Wider Reading

We encourage students to have an appreciation of Politics beyond the national curriculum. Students considering a Politics undergraduate degree should be aware of relevant news stories, current affairs, and influential academic research.

Our tutors have recommended a selection of interesting resources to get you started:

  • Why is British politics so polarised after Brexit?
  • Can the centre ground provide a realistic alternative to Conservative Populism?
  • Will the rise of China lead to conflict or compromise with the West?
  • Is cyberwar the greatest threat countries will face in the twenty-first century?
  • Will Donald Trump win the 2020 US presidential election?
  • Why do police in the United States keep killing unarmed black men?