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Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle

Politics is the study of power: how power is used and abused by our leaders, how power is distributed, and how decisions by those in power affect our lives.

As the 21st century continues to unfold, political knowledge is fast becoming one of the most recognised subject areas that could be instrumental in addressing some of the major challenges facing the country. At Oakham our teaching encourages dialogue and debate, nurturing students’ capacity to interpret competing and contestable claims, to help them achieve maximum enjoyment and success from the subject.

Politics is a popular subject, which is offered to students in the Upper School (Sixth form) at A-level and in the IB Diploma. Many Politics students leave Oakham to study a diverse range of university subjects such as Politics, Law, Journalism, History, English, Economics and, of course, International Relations.

Our Model United Nations (MUN) activity is a must for pupils who are interested in studying Politics beyond School.