Overview

Government and Politics is a vibrant and up to date subject that can arouse real passions and sometimes serious debates and discussions. It depends on keeping regularly up to date with political events as they happen, making it a very real subject because it is happening every day.

It will give pupils the tools not just to hear the words of the politicians but to understand the issues behind what they are saying. For example, how much real power does the EU have in Britain, why can’t President Obama close Guantanamo Bay?

Politics gives pupils the chance to discover that politicians are not always as powerful as we think they are but also to understand who does have power.