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.