Politics is central to so much of what goes on in our society today. Decisions made by our politicians affect businesses, public services and individual citizens; therefore, an understanding of our political system is an essential skill for understanding the modern world.

The AS course covers the government and politics of the UK and seeks to enlighten students about how our political system works.

In Year 13, the course broadens out to cover political ideologies (conservatism, liberalism, socialism and feminism) as well as the government and politics of the USA.