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Government & Politics (KS5)

What is it to be a Politics student at Marriotts?

We aim to create the very best thinkers, analysts and communicators. The aim of the Politics curriculum is to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to understand the ever changing world around them and to be able to communicate their analysis of current events. We want students to be able to navigate the best course for themselves through an understanding of power and influence in the 21st century and to appreciate how decisions are made that affect their lives.

Our curriculum at Marriotts goes far beyond what is taught in lessons, for whilst we want students to achieve the very best examination results possible, we believe our curriculum goes beyond what is examinable. Cultural capital is developed in the Politics department by students engaging with the news and regularly having to report back to the rest of the class to share their learning.

As a knowledge-engaged curriculum we believe that knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills; both are entwined. Knowledge is delivered to students and then built upon through the practice of essays, with regular quality feedback being given to support student progress. The knowledge acquired then allows students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills.

Key Stage 5

We offer A level Government and Politics (Edexcel) and currently have groups in year 12 and 13. 

Click on the relevent year group curriculum maps in the document section below to find out more detail about what is studied in Marriotts Government and Politics department. For further details of the curriculum please contact Mrs R McQueen

Subject Documents Date  
GovPol Curriculum Overview Year 12 2020 21 08th Sep 2020 Download
GovPol Curriculum Overview Year 13 2020 21 08th Sep 2020 Download