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Government & Politics


  • Mr F McGuckin (HOD)

Key Stage 4

Government and Politics is offered as a GCSE and A Level subject. Studying Politics will enable you to understand how the political system works at local, UK, US and global levels. Topics covered in the study of Politics at GCSE level include Democracy in Action and International Politics in Action.

Post 16 Study

At AS and A2 Level, there are four units:

  • Unit AS 1: The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland
  • Unit AS 2: The British Political Process
  • Unit A2 1: A Comparative Study of the Government and Politics of the United States of America and the United Kingdom
  • Unit A2: Political Power

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Northern Ireland Assembly Buildings
  • Houses of Parliament at Westminster

Career Pathways

  • Law
  • Business/Retail Management
  • Media
  • Civil Service
  • Social Policy
  • International Studies
  • Politics