Government and Politics

Exam Board Edexcel                   GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Description Linear Course
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Component 1: UK Politics

Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓ % of the qualification

 

Content overview

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.

 

Content overview

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

 

Content overview

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

 

End of Unit Test

Autumn Assessment

End of Unit test

Year 13 Mock