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 Sixth form visit to NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON – OCTOBER OF YEAR 13

Visit to the House of Commons

Visits to Canterbury University

Visits to LSE

Assessment Autumn Assessment

End of Unit test

Year 12 Mock

Autumn Assessment

Year 13 Mock