Government & Politics
What is Government & Politics
Everyone is affected by politics. It is about the way that people organise their lives together in a community. The important decisions that affect their lives concerning wealth, health, education and morality are essentially political decisions. Studying and talking about politics are a necessary aspect of social life and interaction.
If you enjoy questioning ideas and opinions and analysing perspectives; and if you would like to know more about modern political histories, ideologies and institutions, including who has power and authority and why, then you should definitely consider Government & Politics at Park Hall Academy.
Exam Board: Edexcel
UK Politics and Core Political Ideas:
1. Political Participation, students will study:
Democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media.
2. Core Political Ideas, students will study:
Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism.
UK Government and Non-core Political Ideas:
1. UK Government:
The constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive, relationships between the branches.
2. Non-core political ideas, students will study:
One idea from the following: anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism.
Comparative Politics - USA (3A):
The US Constitution and federalism, US Congress, US presidency, US Supreme Court and civil rights, democracy and participation, comparative theories.
What skills will I gain from studying Government & Politics?
You will develop:-
- Critical thinking and questioning skills
- Knowledge and understanding of political history and current affairs
- Confidence in analysing and developing persuasive debate and argument
Where can I find out more information?
Dr Browne: firstname.lastname@example.org