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  • Government and Politics

    Department Profile

    Mr D Sammels BA (Hons)

    Government and Politics is concerned with how power is allocated, how decisions are made and how the law can be created and enforced fairly.  It is taught in the Sixth Form only and students may begin the course with no prior knowledge.

    Cross Curricular Links

    Government and Politics is complemented by Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Economics, English, Geography, History, Religious Studies and MFL subjects.  Many students take it as a humanity to balance their more mathematical and scientific choices.

    The most popular degree courses in recent years for Government and Politics students have been Politics, Law, History and Economics (these four almost exclusively at Russell Group universities).  Other popular courses have included Philosophy, History, English, Geography, Business Studies, Classics, Psychology, Criminology and Sociology.

    Politics suits people interested in careers in Law (solicitors/barristers), the Civil Service, politics, public affairs, public relations, journalism (print and broadcast), accountancy and finance, business, marketing, economics, and any other jobs that require awareness of current affairs, the government, the law and the wider world.