Danielle Ayre

Danielle Ayre                     :  Head of Politics Department, Head of Humanities Faculty and Teacher of History

 

David Gibbs                       :  Teacher of History and Government & Politics

Emma Fletcher                   :  Teacher of Politics and Head of History

Danielle Ayre                   :  dayre@englishcollege.ac.ae

David Gibbs                     :   dgibbs@englishcollege.ac.ae

Emma Fletcher                :   efletcher@englishcollege.ac.ae

Politics is an A level qualification taught across Y12 and Y13. It compliments subjects such as History, English Literature, Economics and Business. Studying politics can open up a wide range of job opportunities both in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Students interested in careers in business, education, law, journalism, communications, government, or politics more generally, can obtain vital knowledge and skills for these industries. Skills include understanding how political systems in Britain and the UK operate, communication, political theory, concepts and debates – just to name a few.

Exam board – Edexcel, 9PL0

AS

Component 1 UK Politics

  • Taught in Y12
  • AS exam sat summer of Y12
  • Edexcel 8PL0/01
  • 50% of the AS level

Component 2 UK Government

  • Taught in Y12
  • AS exam sat summer of Y12
  • Edexcel 8PL0/02
  • 50% of the AS level

 A level

Component 1 UK Politics

  • Taught in Y12
  • A level exam sat summer of Y13
  • Edexcel 9PL0/01
  • 3% of the A level

Component 2 UK Government

  • Taught in Y12
  • A level exam sat summer of Y13
  • Edexcel 9PL0/02
  • 3% of the A level

Component 3 Comparative Politics (US Government and Politics)

  • Taught in Y13
  • A level exam sat summer of Y13
  • Edexcel 9PL0/03A
  • 3% of the A level

Y12 2017-18

Term Component 1 Politics Component 2 Government
Autumn 1 Democracy and Participation Constitution
Autumn 2 Political Parties Parliament
Spring 1 Electoral Systems Prime Minister and Executive
Spring 2 Voting behavior and the media Relationship between the branches
Summer 1 Revision / Exams Revision / Exams
Summer 2 Exams / Preparation for A level ‘Core and Non-core Political Ideas’

Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism, Anarchism, Ecologism, Feminism, Multiculturalism, Nationalism

Exams / Preparation for A level ‘Core and Non-core Political Ideas’

Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism, Anarchism, Ecologism, Feminism, Multiculturalism, Nationalism

Y13 2019-20

Term Component 3 US Politics Revision and up skilling of Component 2 and 3
Autumn 1 US constitution and federalism

US democracy and participation

Autumn 2 US Congress

US Presidency

Spring 1 US Supreme Court and US Civil Rights Component 1 revision and Core Political Ideas

Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism

Spring 2 Comparative Theories Component 2 revision and Non-core political ideas

Anarchism, Ecologism, Feminism, Multiculturalism, Nationalism

Summer 1 Revision / Exams Revision / Exams
Summer 2 Exams Exams

A Level – Students should expect to study for the equivalent of 6 lessons outside the classroom each week. This will be through tasks set by the teacher in addition to independent study.

As a relatively new course to the school we currently are investigating opportunities for overseas trips.

Edexcel exam board:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.html

Offers a course overview, exam materials, mark schemes, assessment guidance

Revision material:

https://www.prechewedpolitics.co.uk/

Please speak to a member of the department for the schools unique password and username

Google classroom

Students can also join google classroom where teachers share tasks, resources, reading and revision material. Student to speak to their teacher to get the class specific code.