- Studying this subject teaches students to understand what is happening to liberal democracy in the world around them, and whether it has a future.
- Students learn to make sense of Trump, Brexit, Corbyn and Sturgeon. They gain a clear understanding of the theories, motives and values that make politics happen. They practise the skill of analysing and expounding that persuasively to someone else.
- The A level compares US politics with UK politics and links events and facts to the political ideas which underlie them: conservatism, liberalism, socialism, anarchism, and feminism.