Politics and Economics at Oxford College
Oxford College | Ages 15 - 17
Our Politics & Economics course introduces students to economic systems and political ideologies. Students in this course examine the history of modern political institutions, and discover how economics forms political thinking. The course also develops the research, presentation and English language skills needed for successful academic study, and later political career.
Success in politics requires effective research and writing skills, public speaking and presentation skills, and the ability to understand your audience. Because of this, our Politics & Economics students are encouraged to utilise the political knowledge and insight they have developed on the course, in an engaging and collaborative Time to Shine project. During the course students will have the chance to run an exciting political campaign at the college, complete with speeches, rallies and an election.
From Ancient Rome to the European Union, this module examines the different political systems practiced throughout history. What are the strengths and weaknesses of monarchies and republics? What factors lead to the creation of theocracies and autocracies? This module includes a research project for students to analyse and present a way of governance.
How much of a political system is concerned with the economy? The answer is probably all of it: economics is the reverse side of the political coin. This module explores different economic systems throughout history, from Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ ideology, to command, market and mixed economies.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.