november, 2021

30nov5:30 pm6:30 pmEvent OverLive Virtual Politics Applicants' EventLive Virtual Politics Applicants' Event5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Rispoli Theatre, Reigate CollegeType:Applicants' Events


This live virtual event is aimed at students (and parents/guardians) who are thinking about applying to study A Level Politics at Reigate College from September 2022.

Hosts: Nick de Souza, Head of Politics, Reigate College and Matthew Phillips, Politics Teacher, Reigate College

Date and time: 30th November, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Format: Live Webinar hosted via Zoom

Booking: To attend the event, please book a ticket. Once booked onto the event, you will be sent a Zoom link the day before. It is advisable to download the Zoom app on your tablet or device in advance.


UK democracy – how much trouble is it in? 

Reigate College’s Politics team (Head of Politics, Nick de Souza and Politics Teacher, Matthew Phillips), will go head to head in a lively debate about this hot topic, each leading a team of current Reigate College A Level Politics students who will be only too willing to put the opposition on the spot.

How do we know when democracy dies? What does it look like? Is there a sudden revolt, a takeover by a despot or group of men similar to what we see in the Handmaid’s Tale? Or is it death by a thousand cuts? In a country like the UK, with its rights-based culture, democratic institutions and sceptical press, the former seems unlikely. Yet the latter is possible. Highly possible.

With an electoral system that rewards the status quo, a parliament that is in retreat and society that is fracturing over Brexit and Covid-19, Britain stands at a crossroads between accepting greater democratic participation and shutting the door on peaceful dissent.

We not only welcome you to join us in this exciting Applicants’ event but also invite you to take part in giving your views and opinions during the Q&A session that will follow the debate. We will also take you through what A Level Politics is like at Reigate College and how different it is from anything else you have ever experienced at school!




(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Rispoli Theatre, Reigate College

Reigate College, Rushworth Road, RH2 0QF

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Live Virtual Politics Applicants' Event

30 November 2021

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