Government and Politics
Head of Department: Mrs J. Brown
The study of politics encompasses not just analysis of the modern day political climate, but also exploration of the different factors that have impacted human politics throughout history, and analysis of the different political systems and structures at play. Students learn about the development of British democracy, the mechanisms and structures of government, and international politics such as that of the USA. Most importantly, students can use the theoretical knowledge that they accumulate through their study of politics to inform their understanding of politics on the national and international stages, and become informed citizens with a deep understanding of their country and their rights.
The study of politics has never been more relevant or more fascinating than it is today. We are living in a tempestuous political climate, the instability of which has given rise to a series of quite unexpected and unpredictable events, both at home and abroad, in recent years. At Barclay Academy, we follow the Pearson specification in Government and Politics.