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We live in a democracy and it is important that voters understand the options they have, and the consequences of their decisions. It is also essential to know your rights and responsibilities. If you are opinionated about the way the government works, and would like to be able to discuss and understand alternatives, this is the perfect place to start.
Politics is a subject that few people really understand. It is contemporary and is a new subject that students will not have studied before. Politics at A Level teaches students skills like debating, information analysis, structured writing, data analysis and research. Their vocabulary will also improve. Politics overlaps with a number of other subjects like Philosophy, History, Economics, Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology.

Government and Politics is only taught at A Level (Edexcel)

Unit 1 – People and Politics:

  • Why are political participation and democracy important?
  • Do elections guarantee democracy?
  • What is the role of political parties?
  • How important are pressure groups?

 Unit 2 – Governing the UK:

  • What is the nature of the UK constitution?
  • What is the role and significance of Parliament?
  • Who has power within the executive?

A2 (Route B)

Unit 3 – Introducing Political Ideologies

  • What are the main ideologies and how do they relate to each other?
  • Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Socialism
  • Anarchism

 Unit 4 – Other Ideological Traditions

  • Nationalism
  • Feminism
  • Ecologism
  • Multi-culturalism
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Harrodian’s third annual Film Festival showcased films that were created, produced and directed entirely by pupils in the 13s and above. A total of ten films were shortlisted and shown on a cinema screen in the Theatre in front of an expert judging panel. Read More...