Politics is for students who have a love of current affairs and debates.

Through our teaching we explore contemporary politics and the distribution of power in modern Britain, as well as political concepts, values and ideologies.

A Level

Politics is taught at A Level, though younger pupils are encouraged to get involved via the Junior Politics Society which provides a forum for the discussion of everything from the US elections through to space politics.

The two-year course covers the British political system, political ideologies and concepts, and the American political system. Mock elections and referendums allow pupils to get involved with campaigning and hustings. There is also an annual A Level Politics student conference.


Pupils are encouraged to enter prize essay competitions, including the St Paul’s School Gritten Prize in International Relations, and various FT writing prizes for which two Lower Eighth (Year 12) students were shortlisted in 2019


Trips have included a visit to the Houses of Parliament, a private Q&A session with Zac Goldsmith MP and the POLECON conference in central London. In the Upper Eighth (Year 13), we visit the USA – New York and Washington – to help understand the American system.

Politics and Economics Society

The joint Politics and Economics Society (Polecon) is renowned for its weekly speakers and is run by an executive committee of Upper Eighth students.

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Law Society

Meetings have hosted speakers on a regular basis and recent guests have been Lord Grabiner QC, John East, David Joseph QC and Lord Stadlen QC.


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