Government & Politics
This popular A level subject attracts students interested in current affairs and domestic British politics, usually with History and Economics. We study, and visit, Parliament and its relationship to the Government - PM and Cabinet. We look at Political parties and pressure groups, the judiciary, constitution and elections. The forthcoming General Election in 2010 will provide a great stimulus, and Politics students will help to organise a mock election in School.
In Year 13 we study political issues and policies - Welfare (NHS and Education), Economy, Environment, Law and Order. The we focus on the EU - its institutions and policies and Britain - relationship with Europe.
Government and Politics is a successful subject at DAOS. In most years students have come in the top 10 in the country. The percentage of A grades is near the top of all subjects taught here, and most politics students go on to read the subject at university, for either single or joint honours. We expect strong A* grades when the the A* classification at A level is introduced in 2010.
We invite politicians, journalists and others to School to discuss current issues and would ask parents with contacts to encourage potential speakers.
Mrs B. Miller
Further information for current parents and students can be found on the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Log-in via the link above, click on Departments, then Politics. Parents are reminded that they share log-in and password details with their child.
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