Aims of Course
- To develop students’ knowledge and understanding of political, social and international issues
- To develop skills such as literacy, numeracy, critical thinking and investigation
- To encourage students to developed informed decisions and attitudes towards different values, cultures and beliefs
Description of the Course
Political Issues: Students will learn about how they can influence how the country is run. This will be done through the study of pressure groups and how they can bring about change in society. Students will also evaluate the role of the media in a democracy, assessing its importance in informing and influencing citizens.
Social Issues: Students will learn about poverty in the UK and the impact that poverty has on groups in society. Students will also look at the extent to which individuals, organisations or the state should meet the needs of people.
International Issues - Terrorism: Students will learn about the actions and motives of terrorist organisations which seek to achieve their aims by non-democratic means. They will also learn about the role and actions of international organisations and how effective they are in preventing terrorist activities.