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A Level

The study of Government and Politics encourages young people to develop knowledge and understanding of the political systems in which they live. It involves discussion, debate and disagreement. Some view it as being about conflict and the resolution of conflict. Students will develop a greater awareness of current affairs.

Paper 1 – The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland:
Government of NI since 1994-direct rule/NI Assembly
The Northern Irish political parties
The Northern Irish electoral systems

Paper 2 – The British Political Process
Inter-relationships of executive, legislature and judiciary
UK executive in-depth
The European Union

Paper 3 – The UK and the USA

Paper 4 – Political Power
Theories of Marxism, pluralism, elitism and feminism.
Factors involved in the exercise of political power including legitimacy, coercion, and stability.

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