Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL

Government & Politics

Teachers
Mr R Macpherson
Mr G Penny
Mrs E Smith

Government and Politics is offered at post-16 only. Students will opt for this course during the Year 11 Options process.

A/S offers students a grounding in key political issues relevant to the UK, including voting behaviour, electoral systems, parties and an analysis of the role of institutions such as the Prime Minister and Parliament.

A2 features a detailed study of the ‘Politics of the USA’ and ‘The Government of the USA’ – these 2 modules allow for an evaluation of several fascinating subject areas, ranging from Presidential elections and political parties to the respective powers of the 3 branches of government (Presidency, Supreme Court and Congress).

A/S examinations are based on a student’s response to data. At A2 a combination of paragraph – based and essay questions is used to examine the students’ understanding.

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