Few subjects are as relevant to our everyday lives as Government and Politics.

Government is the act of exercising authority or ruling. Politics is the process by which a community makes and changes the general rules under which its people live. It regulates competition for positions of leadership and helps to resolve conflicts.

Government and Politics is a challenging and rewarding subject that suits any student who is interested in people, power and fairness in society. We are proud of our record of academic success among our politics students, with 100% of A-level students achieving grades A*-C and 67% achieving A*-A in the recent exam series.

Studying Government and Politics gives students a real insight into the world in which they live. Students learn how the political decisions that affect our lives are made and who has the power and authority to make those decisions. They also develop valuable analytical and evaluation skills as they debate topical and controversial issues, form their own political opinions and study different ideological viewpoints.

At AS level we study the government of politics of Northern Ireland and the UK, visiting both the NI Assembly and Westminster Parliament in London. We have also visited the USA to visit the institutions we study in the A2 level modules – Congress, the White House & the Supreme Court. Our A-level study rounds off with a detailed look at where Political Power lies in society.