Politics is offered as a new subject in the Sixth Form and from September 2017 we will teach the AQA specification at A Level. 

We explore both British and American politics in depth before undertaking a comparative study of the two political systems.  We also examine a broad range of ideologies from liberalism to anarchism.  The subject is popular at A level with many girls opting to study politics (or a closely related subject) at university.

Head of Department

Alastair Couldrey

Alastair joined Benenden in 2018, having previously been Head of Politics at Repton School in Derbyshire. He also has a role as Junior School Scholarship Mentor and Oxbridge Coordinator at Benenden. He lives on site with his wife Katie who is Housemistress of Elms.


Teaching Staff

  • Mrs A Harber, BSc (Aberystwyth), MSc (LSE)
  • Miss K M Dobson, BA (Newcastle), PGCE

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