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Politics at Notre Dame High School

Course description

Government and Politics is an exciting course which combines the contemporary world of British and International Politics with the theoretical study of political ideas and institutions. At AS we study British government & politics, continuing to study the American system at A2. Britain stands at another cusp of political change – but haven’t we been here before? Is Cameron a Blair Mark II? Who really holds the power in politics – the voter or the media? Who can really hold a government to account?

The course is divided up into eight sections: Political Culture and Voting Behaviour, Electoral Systems, Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Protest Movements, Judiciary & Constitution, Parliament,
Government & EU.

Government & Politics will challenge students – why are political parties so important? Is the Prime Minister as powerful as he thinks he is? What is Cameronism? Government & Politics will make you think.

Don’t just think about what’s wrong with the country or what you’d like to see happen – take politics and make it a reality!

How it is assessed

There are 2 exams at the end of Year 12 and two more at the end of Year 13.
The Year 12 exams are 90 minutes in length. You choose 2 questions from a choice of 4.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notre Dame High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years