Government & Politics

Students of Government and Politics at CCHS tend to be lively and engaged with the world around them.  We look for opportunities to stretch and challenge girls through invigorating debates and opportunities to participate in local Question Time, local and national competitions such as the European Youth Parliament and Model United Nations, and we encourage visits to Parliament and International Institutions such as the European Parliament and UN Headquarters.

A Level Government and Politics

The school follows the EdExcel syllabus which is yet to be reformed.  You will gain an understanding of how the UK political system works at AS Level and Global Politics at A2 Level.

What can I do with an A Level in Government and Politics?

  • The qualification will give you adaptable skills which will enable you to understand and assess ideas and arguments, and to construct and communicate clear answers to problems based on well-validated evidence.
  • You can progress to higher education courses such as degrees in Politics, International Politics/Relations and Political Science as well as to degrees in related subjects such as History, Geography, PPE, Economics and Social Policy.
  • The study of Politics can lead to a variety of careers within areas such as journalism and broadcasting, management, publishing, local government, public policy and policy research, interest groups, local government and the voluntary sector, as well as within politics itself. It combines well with subjects such as History, Geography, Economics, Philosophy and Languages.