Government and Politics

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Exam Board: Edexcel

Course Content

Component 1: UK Politics

Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification

  • Political Participation: Democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media.
  • Core Political Ideas, students will study: Conservatism, liberalism, socialism.

 

Component 2: UK Government  

Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification.

  • UK Government: The constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive, relationships between the branches.
  • Optional Political Ideas students will study: ONE idea from the following: anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism

 

Component 3: Comparative Politics 

Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification USA Politics

  • USA Politics: The US Constitution and federalism, US congress, US presidency, US Supreme Court, democracy and participation, civil rights.

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Visit to the House of Commons
  • Visits to Canterbury University
  • Visits to LSE and UCL for evening lectures

Assessment

  • End of Unit Test
  • Autumn Assessment
  • End of Unit test
  • Year 12 Mock
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  • End of Unit Test
  • Autumn Assessment
  • End of Unit test
  • Year 13 Mock