Politics and Society provides the students with a dynamic and contemporary learning environment. Drawing on a range of materials from textbooks to podcasts to Bunreacht na hÉireann, and utilising the power of the digital environment, students access and assess a huge range of sources. These sources will inform, challenge and contribute to the student’s growing conception of their world.
The course asks students to focus on four core areas –
Power and Decision Making
Human Rights and Responsibilities
Globalisation and Laocalisation
The course’s assessment has two parts – a terminal examination in the summer of sixth year (worth 80%) and a Citizenship Project report (worth 20%). The brief for the report (which asks students to choose their option from a range of four titles) is issued in the Spring of Fifth Year; the students commence, execute and reflect on their title in the Autumn of Sixth Year.