Government and Politics

Politics is all around us, yet all too often people’s opinions about it are reduced to inarticulate prejudice or confused apathy. We aim to remedy that in our students with a comprehensive examination of both the institutions and the ideas which dominate political life in Scotland, the United Kingdom, Europe and the wider world.

Politics goes well with History, Geography, Economics, Modern Languages, and English. It is an invaluable background for students wishing to pursue careers in the media, civil service, business, Europe, NGOs, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, politics. Politics and International Relations are popular courses for Fettesians at university.

We offer two routes through the Sixth Form, Politics A Level and Global Politics IB full details of which can be found here: Government & Politics 2017 [PDF - 102kB]