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Government and Politics

The Government and Politics A-Level is delivered by the History department.  We follow the Edexcel specification, opting for topics on British Politics in Year 12 and International Relations in Year 13.  The International Relations part of the course is something that makes our course very unique as very few Sixth Forms deliver this topic.  It also gives the students a very good insight into Politics at degree level, as International Relations is a key component of all undergraduate Politics courses.

AS

Unit 1: People and Politics

  • Democracy and political participation
  • Party policies and ideas
  • Elections
  • Pressure groups

Unit 2:

  • The Constitution
  • Parliament
  • The Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Judges and civil liberties

A2

Unit 3: Structures of Global Politics

  • Approaches to Global Politics
  • World order
  • Global Governance
  • European Union and regionalism

Unit 4: Global Political Issues

  • War, conflict and terrorism
  • Poverty and development
  • Environmental issues
  • Human rights

Click here to view the Government and Politics scheme of work overview.

Homework

Students will be expected to read and make notes on set topics, prepare and give presentations, as well as write essays on a variety of topics. 

How Can I Help My Child in Government and Politics?

Engage with your child about Politics; have political debates with each other; encourage your child to watch the news, ideally Channel 4; read a variety of quality newspapers; watch programmes like Question Time and Newsnight and even attend meetings arranged by your local Member of Parliament.

Websites:
http://alevelpolitics.com/

http://tutor2u.net/politics.html

http://andrewheywood.co.uk/

Departmental team and how to contact (phone/email)
Mr Jonathan Croucher, Head of History and Politics
jcroucher@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk
tel. 020 8835 9232
Miss Steph Tice, Second in Command of History and Politics
stice@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk
tel. 02088359232
Mr Jamie Wrate, Teacher of History
jwrate@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk 
tel: 020 8835 9232
Miss Beth Wilson, Teacher of Geography 
ewilson@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk
tel: 02088359232

Departmental team and how to contact (phone/email)

Mr J Croucher, Head of History and Politics
jcroucher@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk
Tel. 020 8835 9232

Miss S Tice, 2 i/c History and Politics
stice@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk
Tel. 020 8835 9232

Mr J Wrate, Teacher of History
jwrate@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk 
Tel: 020 8835 9232