Government and Politics is a long established and successful department at CCF.
It is taught in years 12 and 13 and many students go on to study the subject at university. Lessons are often student-led and debate is a vital part of what the department does. Results are excellent and the high % of students go on to study subjects similar to politics at university such as – law, international relations, politics, philosophy, journalism, management, public policy and American Studies.
Please contact the Head of Department for more information. A full teaching staff list can be found under 'About Us' 'Staff and Governance'.
Head of Department: Mr A Bratt Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What your child will be learning (curriculum mapping)
To view the modules studied each term, please click here.
Aims and enrichment
The department aims to achieve the very best results for all those who choose the subject.
We wish as many students as possible to go on and take the study of Politics seriously in higher education. But we also wish to produce engaged students who wish to participate in the decisions that shape their lives. Active citizenship is a distinct and focused aim of the department.
The department sees the chance to enrich and develop active citizens as vital and to this end has a full range of opportunities for A’ level Politics students.
This includes: visiting speakers, local MPs, Lords and MEPs come to talk to students, work experience can include Lords, Commons, Pressure Group and Quango placements, visits to Parliament, the Supreme Court, Old Bailey and other political institutions is part of their study here at CCF.
Key stage 5
The department follows the AQA syllabus at AS and A’ level.
This involves three separate papers with no coursework – the 3 units are: The Government & Politics of the UK, The Government and Politics of the USA and a study of Political Ideology as well.