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Welcome to Government & Politics


Government and Politics is an exciting and ever-changing subject.

The Department of Government and Politics aims to:

  • Create enthusiasm for politics and an awareness of the role of government
  • Give students an understanding of the effect that government policy and political ideologies have on our day-to-day lives
  • Encourage students to actively participate in politics, whether by holding elections, communicating with important-decision makers, or by otherwise believing that they can make a difference.
  • Help students learn to think for themselves
  • Teach students how to express their own political views clearly and persuasively in speech and in writing
  • Provide opportunities for gifted and hardworking students to stretch themselves academically

At KS4, Government and Politics AS is taught only to students who have achieved particularly well at KS3. It provides an opportunity for them to experience A-Level study at an earlier stage than usual and prepare them for Sixth Form.