Year 1

1. UK Politics

Political Participation, students will study:

· democracy and participation

· political parties

· electoral systems

· voting behaviour and the media.

Core Political Ideas, students will study:

· conservatism

· Liberalism

· Socialism

2. UK Government 

UK Government, students will study:

· the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive

· relationships between the branches.

Non-core political ideas, students will study:  one idea from the following:

· Anarchism

· Ecologism

· Feminism

· Multiculturalism

· Nationalism


Year 2

3. USA Politics

· the US Constitution and federalism

· US Congress

· US presidency

· US Supreme Court

· Civil rights

· Democracy and participation

· Comparative theories


Specific requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English


What will I study?

Skills Gained

  •  knowledge and an informed understanding of contemporary political structures
  • a critical awareness of the changing nature of politics and the relationships between political ideas, institutions and processes
  • knowledge and an informed understanding of the influences and interests which have an impact on decisions in government and politics

    Assessment Methods

         · Section A : One 12-mark question from a choice of two

         · Section B : One compulsory 12-mark question focused on comparative theories




Where does it lead?

Careers in politics, law, journalism, teaching, business, research