Mr G Walker
Teacher of History and Politics
Government & Politics
Names of staff, role & contact details
Mr G Walker
|Name of course(s) offered||Exam board||Link to spec||Nature of assessment|
|Politics||AQA||http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/politics/specifications/AQA-7152-SP-2017.PDF||3 written exams 33 1/3% each.
1.Government and politics of the UK
2. Government and politics of the USA and comparative politics
3. Political ideas
The Government of The UK, including the British constitution, the role Parliament, cabinet government and the Judiciary
The Politics of the UK, including participation, elections and referendums, the European Union, parties and pressure groups.
Introduction to Political Ideas, Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Anarchism
The Government and Politics of The USA, including the constitution, Legislature, Judiciary and the electoral process.
USA political parties, pressure groups and civil rights. Understanding comparative politics
Review of Political ideas and revision of UK and USA government and politics.
How to support your child in Government and Politics:
It is essential that students realise that this is very much an active subject, dependent on the investigation of currant British and American politics. While much can be gained from the suggested text books, the live nature of this subject depends on reading and watching the development of politics on a weekly or even daily basis. This subject benefits from discussion and debate. It is expected that students will evaluate political ideas, and generate their own perspectives on political issues. Support for students in this subject can therefore also be active, encouraging debate outside the classroom, and investing in relevant sources of information, such as quality newspapers.