Specification/Examination Board: CCEA
This subject gives students a real insight into the world in which they live. Students learn how the political decisions that affect our lives are made and who has the power and authority to make those decisions.
They also develop analytical skills as they debate topical and controversial issues, for their own political opinions and study different ideological viewpoints.
Summary of subject content
There are four externally assessed units. There is no coursework component.
This subject promotes skills that are directly relevant to many vocational areas and are valued by employers. It also prepares young people for a wide variety of further and higher education courses e.g. teaching, social work, law, journalism, policing, politics, civil service.
Entry requirements for Government and Politics
Grade B or above in GCSE English, Religious Studies, History or Learning for Life and Work.