The winners of the 2012 Student Short Video competition, from Budmouth College, Dorset.
Welcome to the Schools’ section of the Political Studies Association UK’s Website. These pages are primarily aimed at teachers of Politics in school sixth-forms and also in Further Education colleges. Located within this section are success stories, events, university courses, useful articles and our newsletter archive. The success stories feature details of our alumni – highlighting the kinds of careers that can be pursued with a degree in Political Studies. In addition, there are also short pieces from academics outlining why they chose to study politics. The events section outlines forthcoming events such as lectures, workshops and teaching-related conferences.
As a PSA teacher member, you are invited to take advantage of our speakers programme for schools. Academics from across the politics discipline are available to visit your school free of charge to give lectures to your students on any subject of your choice related to the A level or Higher curriculum. The PSA will pay all travel costs, even where these exceed the costs of teacher membership. More information on the programme can be found here.
We have also launched our 2013 Student Short Video Competition, and Secondary School Campaign Slogan Competition, which are a great way of getting your students thinking creatively about Politics. Click the competition titles to view further information, and for guidance on how to upload your video, see this file.
Every year, the Political Studies Association organises a series of schools workshops on applying to study politics at a British university. To view a video of one of our 2013 schools workshops, click here.
For information relating to the number and types of university courses on offer, look no further than our university courses section. Politics can be studied at a wide range of Higher Education institutions, just under a hundred establishments, with over 800 courses from which to choose. There is a wide variety of combinations and options for the aspiring politics/international relations student, for example: Politics and Television Studies, Divinity and International Relations, and Politics and Arabic, to name a few.
Finally, our newsletter archive keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of political studies teaching. We also welcome pieces from our schoolteacher membership for future newsletters. We want to hear from you in terms of what you are doing at the moment, where you teach, who you teach and how you teach. Send any news items to the PSA Communications Officer, Jack Neenan.