Government and Politics

Government and Politics is always a popular academic choice not only for pupils who prefer to study a full range of humanities or social science subjects but also as a fourth choice to complement a diet of science or mathematics.

Curriculum

Usually approximately 15-20% of Sixth Form pupils take the subject.  Pupils follow the OCR route to AS and A2.

The syllabus in the Lower Sixth involves study of:
• UK Political Parties.
•  Pressure Groups
•  Electoral Systems
•  U.K. Elections
•  Voting Behaviour
•  The Legislature
•  Prime Minister and Cabinet
• The Constitution
• The U.K. Judiciary
• The European Union

The Upper Sixth A2 course involves study of the Politics and Government of the United States focussing on similar topic areas, and a comparison between the U.S. and U.K. systems.