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Revised specifications for government and politics advanced level.
 
Four modules over 2 years
 
(All exams externally assessed – no coursework)
 
 AS 1
The Government and politics of N.Ireland
 
- The arrangements for the government of Northern Ireland since 1994.
 
- The strategies and policies of the main N.I political parties.
 
- The changes in electoral support for main parties.
 
- The political effects of the different electoral systems in Northern Ireland.
 
A.S.2 – The British Political Process
 
Focus on how Britain is governed
 
- The executive – Prime minister and cabinet
 
-The legislature – House of Commons, House of lords
 
-Judiciary – The Supreme Court
 
-Policies and ideologies of the main British political
 
 
 Groups
 
-The role of cabinet, ministers, MPs, committees
 
-The impact of the European Union.
 
YEAR 14 - year of study includes a visit to stormont to tour and meet M.L.As.
 
A21 – Comparative government
 
 
The United States of America and the United Kingdom.
 
- The study of the U.S constitution including the various articles and amendments.
 
-The constitution and democracy, human rights, relevance.
 
- Comparison of U.S / U.K executive and legislatures.
 
-Presidential power    vs    Prime Ministers powers
 
- Congressional power vs parliamentary power.
 
 
 
 
 
 
A2 - 2                                                 
 
Political Power
 
-Assessing the nature of power in Western societyfrom the following perspectives.
- Marxist
- Pluralist
- Elitist
- Feminist
 
- Understanding of other major concepts in the study of political power including legitimacy, coercion and stability.
 
- The political significance of social and economic divisions in society including ethnicity, race, gender, religion, nationality and class.
 
Includes a 3 day trip to London to visit Westminster as well as other tourist attractions.
 
 
Revised specifications for government and politics advanced level.
 
Four modules over 2 years
 
(All exams externally assessed – no coursework)
 
 AS 1
The Government and politics of N.Ireland
 
- The arrangements for the government of Northern Ireland since 1994.
 
- The strategies and policies of the main N.I political parties.
 
- The changes in electoral support for main parties.
 
- The political effects of the different electoral systems in Northern Ireland.
 
A.S.2 – The British Political Process
 
Focus on how Britain is governed
 
- The executive – Prime minister and cabinet
 
-The legislature – House of Commons, House of lords
 
-Judiciary – The Supreme Court
 
-Policies and ideologies of the main British political
 
 
 Groups
 
-The role of cabinet, ministers, MPs, committees
 
-The impact of the European Union.
 
YEAR 14 - year of study includes a visit to stormont to tour and meet M.L.As.
 
A21 – Comparative government
 
 
The United States of America and the United Kingdom.
 
- The study of the U.S constitution including the various articles and amendments.
 
-The constitution and democracy, human rights, relevance.
 
- Comparison of U.S / U.K executive and legislatures.
 
-Presidential power    vs    Prime Ministers powers
 
- Congressional power vs parliamentary power.
 
 
 
 
 
 
A2 - 2                                                 
 
Political Power
 
-Assessing the nature of power in Western societyfrom the following perspectives.
- Marxist
- Pluralist
- Elitist
- Feminist
 
- Understanding of other major concepts in the study of political power including legitimacy, coercion and stability.
 
- The political significance of social and economic divisions in society including ethnicity, race, gender, religion, nationality and class.
 
Includes a 3 day trip to London to visit Westminster as well as other tourist attractions.
 
 

Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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