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

Ali Harber
Ali joined Benenden in September 2011 from the think tank Policy Exchange where she focused on security policy as well as exploring proposals to reform the foster care system in the UK.  Aside from running the department, Ali is also Head of Sixth Form.



Teaching Staff

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

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