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Politics & Society

Politics & Society is a new Leaving Cert subject, which was first examined in June 2018.

Politics & Society is a great Leaving Certificate subject to take if you have an interest in areas such as Law, Politics, Sociology, History, Geography, English, Anthropology, Sustainable Development, Philosophy, or Media Studies.

Assessment: The subject assessment consists of a final written examination worth 80% of the marks made up of three sections (short questions, data analysis, and two short essays) and a coursework component, a Citizenship Project Report, worth 20% of the marks available for the subject.

Course Topics:It is a broad course which has a wide range of topics, including sustainable development, globalization, multiculturalism, gender equality, political and social theories, understanding executive branches, and human rights.

Research Project: Students will begin work on the project in March of 5th year. The development of the research project will typically move through a number of stages: Design stage, Data collection stage (in which learners will collect data such as administering surveys, carrying out interviews, or detailing observations), Data analysis stage, and finally the Write-up stage.

Complementary subjects: Geography, English, and History.

If you would like more information on studying Politics And Society, email Bridget.ORiordan@hewittcollege.ie or Declan.Hourihan@hewittcollege.ie for further details.

Booking: Numbers are limited on this online course, the only one of its type in Ireland. Early booking advised to avoid disappointment.

Availability at Hewitt College

  • Weekly Grinds
  • Courses

Grinds or Evening Classes in Politics & Society are regularly available for the following exams.

  • Leaving Cert Politics & Society: Higher

Courses in Politics & Society for the following exams are regularly available.

  • Leaving Cert Politics & Society: Higher
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