Politics is offered as a new subject in the Sixth Form and we teach the AQA specification at A Level. 

We explore both British and American politics in depth before undertaking a comparative study of the two political systems. We also examine a broad range of ideologies from liberalism to anarchism. The subject is popular at A Level with many girls opting to study Politics (or a closely related subject) at university.

Head of Department

Alastair Couldrey

Alastair CouldreyAlastair joined Benenden in 2018, having previously been Head of Politics at Repton School in Derbyshire. He also has a role as Junior School Scholarship Mentor and Oxbridge Coordinator at Benenden. He lives on site with his wife Katie who is Housemistress of Elms.