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 you 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, eminism and nationalism.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including Maths, with at least two at grade 6, including English. Another essay-based subject will also be considered.



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! 


Course Outline

Unit 1 - UK Getting Involved:
Democracy and participation, elections, political parties, pressure groups, protests, media.  

Unit 2 - UK How the System Works:
The UK constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and cabinet, judiciary, devolution, The European Union.

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, how it applies to society today.

Unit 5 - Feminism and Nationalism:
Key ideas and beliefs, history, case studies, how it applies to society today.

Unit 5 - Global Politics:
Sovereignty and Globalisation, Human Rights and the Environment, Power and Development, Regionalisation and the European Union.

Assessed through examination at the end of year 2.

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 the upper sixth year.

Exam Board

Jade Cook

“Studying Politics at Cadbury Sixth Form College has provided me with an enriching educational experience. 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 Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form 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 from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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