Academic Information

Government and Politics

Aims

  • To develop knowledge and understanding about political power, parties and systems
  • To understand how government works in various countries
  • To compare systems of government across the globe
  • To understand how power is used in contemporary society

Staff

Mrs Blair
Mr Carlisle
Mrs McDowell

Post 16

GCE A-Level - CCEA, 100% exam:

  • AS Module 1: The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland
  • AS Module 2: The British Political Process
  • A2 Module 1: Comparative Government UK/USA
  • A2 Module 2: Political Power

Skills Developed

  • Research, analysis and critical awareness
  • Developing, constructing and defending an argument
  • Working independently and self-management
  • Debate
  • Handling information
  • Communication and presentation
  • Working with others to achieve common goals
  • Ability to understand complex concepts
  • IT

Careers

  • Marketing
  • Civil Service
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Media
  • Sales
  • Management (Public and Private Sector)
  • Banking
  • Entertainment and Leisure
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Transport Management
  • Public Relations and Communications
  • Housing
  • Armed Services
  • Social Work
  • Political and Charitable Organizations
  • Teaching in School, FE and HE