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Government and Politics at Cheam High School

Course description

In this subject you will learn all about the British political system, how it works, who has ‘the power’ and whether this is the fairest system of government.  The course asks that you are interested in politics or are at least curious.  The lessons are engaging and involve debates, newspaper analysis, iCT, quizzes and student presentations.  The subject works well with History, Law, media Studies, Sociology, Business Studies and English.  Politics is also a respected subject at university.

Course content

Unit 1 – People and Politics:
• Democracy
• Elections
• Pressure groups
• Political parties

Unit 2 – Governing the UK:The UK constitution
• Role of Parliament
• Prime minister
• Cabinet

Unit 3 – Introducing Political Ideologies:
• Liberalism
• Conservatism
• Socialism
• Anarchism

Unit 4 – Other Ideological Traditions:
• Nationalism
• Feminism
• Ecologism
• Multiculturalism

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in English.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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