Government & Politics
Name of subject: Government and Politics
Examination board: Edexcel
Entry requirements: B – English, B – Humanities subject (ideally Citizenship)
Description of the course:
What topics will students cover?
Students need to be interested in current affairs and the news!
Yr 12: People and Politics (voting/protest etc) and Governing the UK (institutions and processes).Yr 13: American Politics with studies of the president, Supreme Court, Congress and racial issues amongst more.
What skills will they particularly develop?
Skills: Analytical, debating, advocacy (representing others), political literacy, independence.
Degree options: Politics, PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics,) Economics, International Relations, European Studies, International Aid, Public Service, Anthropology, Sociology , English.
Careers – progression. Where does this programme of study lead e.g. examples of the types of careers that students can progress into?Studying Government & Politics will open careers in law and politics. Students who have studied G&P have entered careers in journalism, local government and media. However, a degree in G&P will open doors in a wide range of careers.