Topics you will study:
- Reforming the electoral system
- Use of referendums in the UK
- Why electors vote for the parties that they do
- Why so many people do not vote in elections
- The use of Direct Action by pressure groups
- What the role of an MP should be
- Should the House of Lords be abolished?
- Is the prime minister too powerful?
- What were the main reasons for the result in the US Presidential election?
- Where does power lie in the US system of Government?
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?
The vast majority of our Government & Politics students progress onto university and many take related degrees: Government, International Relations or Public Administration
This subject is particularly useful if you are looking for a career in Law, Civil Service, Local Government or the Police. One of our former students went on to become an MP and a number are now local councillors.
Assessment: Awarding Body:
Exams -100% AQA
- Learn all about the way the country is run and who holds power in the U.K. Government.
- Get an insight into the way voting and elections work in the U.K. and abroad.
- Explore some of the key ideologies in politics, such as Liberalism, Socialism, Conservatism and Feminism.
- You will have the opportunity to benefit from exciting guest speakers, which in the past has included: Ed Miliband, John Bercow, Alan Johnson and Tristram Hunt.
- A range of academic enrichment trips, including Parliament and Washington DC.
How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…
Any potential employer who sees that an applicant has studied Government & Politics will realise that this is someone who takes an interest in the world at large and is likely to be a valuable asset to any team.
As part of the course all students will visit the Houses of Parliament and be involved in the liaison activities with the Politics and International Relations Department at Keele University.
The nature of this course and the activities undertaken within it will hone your communication skills, creativity, independence of thought, your respect for the views of others and problem solving skills.
What our students say…
“There has never been a more exciting time to study politics and we are encouraged to debate current affairs as well as political theory. All students are engaged and classes are both challenging but fun at the same time.”