Politics is taught in the Upper School only, but the lively Politics and Economics Society, Polecon, runs a programme of speakers which attracts many younger pupils.
- have a strong interest in current affairs
- be keen to participate in active debate and construct logically consistent arguments
- have strong powers of expression, both in written and oral work
- have the ability to evaluate both sides of an argument
AS and A levelWe follow the OCR course (pdf) at both AS and A levels.
After St Paul’s
The presence of Old Paulines in public life is very marked: George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Ed Vaizey MP; Matthew Gould, PPS to David Miliband at the Foreign Office and the first Jewish British ambassador to Israel; Lord Razzall of Mortlake, Liberal Democrat spokesman on Trade and Industry; Lord Baker of Dorking CH PC.
Other Old Paulines notable for their work in politics include academics such as:
- Max Beloff, a twentieth century historian of government and principal of the University College of Buckingham
- George Cole, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, Oxford, between 1944–57 and President of the Fabian Society
- Professor Leonard Schapiro, Professor of Political Science, with Special Reference to Russian Studies, London School of Economics, 1963–75
- David Butler, social scientist and psephologist
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