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Politics

Overview

Government and Politics is the study of political behaviour, processes and institutions, including the relationship and interactions between different institutions and groups.

This subject will be of interest to you if you are keen to discuss and learn more about current affairs and political issues.

You will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political system of the UK. You will also examine the US political system as well as the key issues that drive the UK political debate and the ideologies from which they are derived.

Entry Requirements

Our general entry criteria is 4 GCSEs at grade C or above plus Maths and English Language at grade 5 or above.

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Learning & Assessment

Modules / Topics

Topics studied include:

  • People, Politics and Participation.
  • Governing Modern Britain.
  • The Politics of the USA.
  • Political Issues.

Trips / Visits / Enrichment

You will learn through a combination of lectures, group work, interactive classroom activities, visits and guest speakers, resource based learning and self-supported study.

Assessment

You will sit written exams for each topic at the end of the two years.

Many students go on to study politics at university. From there you might become a researcher, join local or national government or even start on the path to become a future Prime Minister!

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