Government and Politics
Staff List and HOD Names
Mr G. White (HOD)
Mr J Hughes
Mr L Watson
Aims of Department
The study of Government and Politics will encourage students to develop their interest in politics and knowledge of how political systems operate.
A qualification in Government and Politics can help prepare students for a career in government, law, business, finance, research, journalism, the media and/or charitable organisations. Studying Government and Politics gives students a greater insight into how the political process works and how decisions made in government can affect their lives.
Students develop their understanding of the political world both locally and nationally. They consider global issues such as conflict resolution, poverty and immigration. As part of their study of Government and Politics the students get the opportunity to visit Stormont, interview MLAs and those officials that help our democracy function.
Outline of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5
Year 11 Democracy in Action
Year 12 International Politics in Action
Year 13 AS 1: The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland
AS 2: The British Political Process
Year 14 A2 1: Comparative Study of the Government and Politics of the United States of America and the United Kingdom A2 2: Political Power