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Government & Politics

overnment and Politics 1: Introduction to Politics, and Outline of the U.K. Political System

  • What is politics?
  • What is democracy? – Liberal democracy
  • Political culture
  • The U.K. constitution
  • Parliament
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Elections
  • Parties

Method of Assessment:

  • 60% Examination
  • 25% 1000 word essay outlining (history, constitution, legislature, executive, parties and elections) the politics of student’s own country
  • 15% Portfolio containing organised notes, and annotated handouts providing clear evidence of attentiveness, understanding and study skills

Government and Politics 2: Outline of U.S Political System and Introduction to International Relations

  • The U.S constitution Congress
  • The President Elections and Parties
  • Theories of international relation
  • Case study of international institution e.g. E.U., U.N to be agreed
  • Case study of international issue e.g. Palestine, Global Warming to be agreed
  • Case study of international issue e.g. Nuclear Proliferation, Afghanistan to be agreed

Method of Assessment:

  • 60% Examination
  • 25% 1000 word essay, topic to be agreed, on an international issue of relevance to student’s homeland
  • 15% Portfolio containing organised notes, and annotated handouts providing clear evidence of attentiveness, understanding and study skills