“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and mis-applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

Studying A Level Politics at College will help girls to decide whether they agree that politicians are uniformly venal and incompetent. 

The department offers extensive co-curricular activities for girls to further enrich their studies, including the Politics Society and the History Society.

In addition to overseas trips and societies, girls regularly attend events at the Cheltenham Literature Festival along with lectures further afield. In recent times, College has hosted several politics university lecturers, and many current and former MPs.

Further help is given to students with ambitions to study Politics, International Relations or PPE at university, including specialised university classes and supervision of research topics in the IB Extended Essay or for the Extended Project Qualification.


Sixth Form classes follow the Edexcel syllabus. Topics include the Democracy, Elections and Voting, Parliament and the Executive, Comparative Politics (US or Global Politics).


Head of History and Politics: Ms Joanne Kilburn BA MA

Miss Debbie Burston BA (teacher in charge of Politics)

Miss Jennifer Bowden BA MSc
Dr Bethan Coupland BA MA 
Ms Elizabeth Gill BA
Mr Tom Loughlin BA MA
Miss Saffron Lowsley
Mr Patrick Murray BA
Dr Julia Parker BA MA