Politics

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Key Stage 5 only

 

Year 12 Politics

We cover AQA Politics (7152); there are three broad areas of study in this specification:

  • The government and politics of the UK
  • The government and politics of the USA, and comparative politics
  • Political ideas

We study the government and politics of the UK in Year 12.  This includes looking at the British Constitution and institutions of the UK Government (Parliament, Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Judiciary and the EU).  This also includes the study of democracy and participation through elements such as political parties, pressure groups, civil rights, elections and voting. 

In the summer term of Year 12 we study political ideas; these comprise conservatism, liberalism, socialism and feminism.

Year 13 Politics 

We begin Year 13 by finishing off the study of political ideas.  We then study the government and politics of the USA.  This includes looking at the American Constitution and institutions of the British Government (Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court).  This will also include the study of democracy and participation through elements such as political parties, pressure groups, civil rights, elections and voting.  

 

 

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