Government and Politics

“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 History Society, the Politics Society and a regular trip to Parliament.

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 the Business Secretary, the director of Liberty and many other current and former MPs.

Further help is given to students with ambitions to study the subject at a higher level, including interview classes and supervision of research topics in the IB Extended Essay or for the Extended Project Qualification.


SFC Programme

Sixth form classes follow the Edexcel syllabus. Topics include the EU, pressure groups, the environment, political parties and the Welfare State.


Head of History and Politics: Mrs Sally Lancashire MA

Mrs Francesca Strong BA
Miss Jennifer Bowden BA MSc
Miss Debbie Burston BA
Ms Elizabeth Gill BA
Mr Tom Loughlin MA
Mrs Kelly May BA MA
Mr Jonathan Marchant BA MA
Mrs Hannah Monro BA MSc
Mrs Alexandra Owen BA
Mr William Oldfield BA
Ms Evonne Pasquill MA