Politics

Course Overview

Understanding power, people and ideas Politics affects every aspect of our lives and is constantly changing and evolving. Studying government and politics gives students the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the role politics plays in relation to current local, national, and global issues, as well as studying key thinkers and political ideas such as Conservatism, Socialism, Liberalism and Feminism/Nationalism.
 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4.) 
GCSE English at grade 6. 
G-Score of 5.5
 

Employability

Our students move on to a wide range of careers, whether it be linked to Politics or not. The subject is primed for key civil service jobs, or working with political organisations on a local, national or global level, or in international relations.

A recent Cadbury Government and Politics student is now working for our local MP! 


 

Qualification
Course Outline

Components of Course
Unit 1: UK How the System Works:
Tectonic The UK construction, parliament, Prime Minister and cabinet, Judiciary, Devolution, European Union 
Unit 2: UK getting Involved:
Democracy and Participation, Elections, Political Parties, Pressure Groups, Protests, Media 
Unit 3: Ideologies – Socialism, Liberalism & Conservatism:
Key ideas and beliefs, History, Case Studies, how it applies to Society Today
Unit 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics:
Key ideas and beliefs, History, Case Studies, Howhow it applies to Society Today
Unit 5: Feminism/Nationalist:
Key ideas and beliefs, History, Case Studies, Howhow it applies to Society Today
Unit 5: Global Politics:
Sovereignty and Globalisation, Human Rights and the Environment, Power and Developments, Regionalisation and the European Union.

Assessment
Examination - 100% Assessed through examination at the end of second year

Examination 100%
There are three exams:
Component 1: Source and essay questions
Component 2: Source and essay questions
Component 3: Short and long essay questions
3 exams at the end of Year 13.


Exam Board
Edexcel.

Jade Cook

Studying Politics at Cadbury College has provided me with an enriching educational experience. I have learnt not only about the subject itself but also transferable skills (such as essay writing) that are relevant to all of my courses and not only Politics.The teaching is of a high standard and I’m sure that studying Politics will greatly benefit me in the future.

Jade Cook

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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