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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.

Who we are?

Politics is a single person department led by Mr A M Bratt.

Mr Bratt studied Politics and Modern History at Manchester University followed by the study of Political education at UCL. He has taught Politics at CCF for more than 20 years.

For more information on this curriculum area please contact:

Head of Department, Mr A Bratt. Email: amb@ccfplus.com 

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.