History, Politics and Law

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History, Politics and Law
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History politics and law

These are fantastic subjects for widening your understanding of the world, history and culture and are a great basis for many university courses and careers.

So, whatever your future holds these subjects are set to give you a head start.  If you want to develop your critical thinking skills, then these courses are for you! 

Where will this lead you? 

Many people studying these subjects have high flying careers in education, law, media and public services. 

Meet the team

Charlie Richardson - Teacher of History and Politics

Hello! I am Charlie, a history and politics teacher here at Haywards Heath College. I have a vested interest in 19th and 20th century history, as well as the ever-changing story of British politics.

I believe the study of history allows us to understand the story of human civilisation to see where we have come from to the present day, and the study of politics to gain a wide insight into the workings of today’s British and American political systems and governments.

Emma Topley - Teacher of Law

I have taught for the last few years at Haywards Heath, the law is a fascinating subject that I am deeply passionate about as it constantly evolves and there is no set answer. Our application to the legal world and analysis of real cases puts relevance to the theory as there is no job which escapes knowledge of the law.

 It is in these moments I really do enjoy my job and feel privileged to give students the power and confidence to exert their rights and recognise how the law governs their everyday life. There are always developments and interpretations which allow for some interesting discussions in our lessons.

Charlie Richardson
Emma Topey
Lisa Walker Teacher of Criminology 

I was fortunate enough to practice law for nearly 20 years as I worked as a criminal defence solicitor in the southwest and southeast of England.  I have been involved in a wide variety of cases ranging from road traffic offences and theft to far more serious offences such as murder, manslaughter and drug importation cases. My role involved me attending police stations, prisons and courts.

I am pleased to be able to bring this rich, varied and practical experience into the classroom to assist the year 13 students studying Criminology.

Danielle Daw Teacher of History

I received QTS in 2009, and since then I have taught History, Politics and Law across a variety of settings. My particular area of interest is 20th century political and social History, specifically the growth of political and social movements in the late 20th and early 21st century, and how film and theatre is used as a medium to convey the messages or critique of such movements. 

I am a firm believer that a personable and understanding approach to students' welfare and circumstances, while maintaining clear expectations, is a keystone to helping them develop and learn as young adults.

Lisa Walker
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Our Facilities History, Politics and Law

Range of teaching

We use a range of teaching and learning methods: formal presentations by the teacher; discussions; group work; presentations; independent research; e-learning.

Outside learning

Some courses will require students to learn outside of the classroom. For example, Politics students will visit Houses of Parliament, and will take part in discussions with local MPs and other party representatives.

Modern campus

Haywards Heath College is well-equipped with modern facilities, including new classrooms and studios.

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