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Government and Politics affects us all every day, no matter who you are or what you do. Learning about democracy, power and systems of government, relating to both the UK and United States, allows us to more fully understand our changing world, and promote active and responsible citizenship.

The Politics course at Mill Hill encourages learners to argue about the health of our democratic system and promotes an appreciation of key fundamental principles like the Rule of Law and parliamentary sovereignty. The course content is very dynamic, focusing on the everyday changing nature of contemporary society, with pupils stimulated by the fact the subject is in a constant state of flux.

A vibrant Politics Society is also run by the department, attracting challenging guest speakers such as Peter Hitchens, and staging engaging and very well attended events such as mock general elections. We operate on the principle that every issue is open to debate. The Mill Hill Politics department is no place for closed minds. All pupils studying the subject will also have the chance to visit centres of political importance, such as The Houses of Parliament and Washington DC, to help bring to life the material studied in class. All of this makes being part of the Politics department at Mill Hill extremely exciting, and we hope that the pupils will leave Mill Hill with not only an understanding of the UK political system but with a desire to help shape its future.