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Government and Politics (A Level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

The Government and Politics course offered at Roundhay enables students to study the UK political system in depth, and also focuses on the ideological forces that shape political debate both in the UK and in the rest of the world. It covers a wide range of issues which are relevant to British Society today and in the future.


Course content


Government in the UK

  • Britain's Constitution
  • Role of Parliament
  • Powers of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Powers of the Supreme Court
  • Power of the EU

Political Participation in the UK

  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Political Parties


  • Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Socialism
  • Feminism

Government and Politics in the USA

  • Constitution
  • Congress, Presidency and the Supreme Court
  • Pressure Groups

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE grades 4 or above - please see the prospectus for further subject specific entry requirements



There will be three examinations at the end of Year 13 based on the taught content.

There is no coursework.

Future opportunities

Many of the Year 13 students go on to study Politics at university, including Oxbridge. Many university courses, including Law, see Politics as an important subject to study. It is highly regarded academically, because of the challenging course content. The skills gained by studying Politics are transferable into almost any profession, e.g. law, international relations, journalism, education and, obviously, Politics.

Further information


To discuss this course, please contact Mr T Clements

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2018
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