Government and Politics

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Through studying Government & Politics, pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of the political systems in which they live. In particular, this subject will encourage students to:

  • develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes;
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom, and how these may differ from those of other political systems;
  • acquire knowledge and informed understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual; and
  • develop an interest in and take part in contemporary politics.

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