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Politics is an A Level subject that is all about power: who has it, how do they get it and what do they do with it? You can choose it in the VI Form, and you learn about how the Politics of the UK works, alongside political ideologies, and developments in global politics.

You don’t have to be completely familiar with current affairs to do Politics, but if you like keeping up with the news then Politics is a subject you will enjoy. It will help you to understand why the world works in the way that it does, and its topics are so varied that in one lesson you can range from the powers of the British Prime Minister to the global rise of China. 

Lots of our students go on to study something involving Politics at university. One of the most popular (and competitive) of such courses is International Relations: studying A Level Politics is the best possible preparation for that course, because there is a huge amount of subject overlap between them. 

Academic News

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Sport & Activities

There were so many achievements happening this week in sports and activities, that we had to summarise them here. A big congratulations to all the boys below who were celebrated at our recent whole school assembly.

CityZen challenge team

Congratulations to these VI pupils: Geoff S, Emmanuel C, Sam Y, Adam H, Kit N, Rohan R, Cliff Z and Richard Z who all successfully completed the Institute of Civil Engineers CityZen Challenge.

Image of Sixth Form students at Merchiston Castle School setting up outdoor lunch during an expedition to Costa Rica

An incredible account of the Half Term multi-disciplinary expedition to Costa Rica!