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The study of politics encourages pupils to develop an understanding and knowledge of the political system they live in.  It helps to prepare students for careers in law, business, education and government services and politics.



Students study CCEA A Level Politics consisting of four modules over two years and is delivered by both members of staff.  Students sit public exams in January and June.


Module 1 – The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland

1 hour 15 minutes exam. 

40% AS + 20% A Level.

Module 2 – The British Political Process

1 hour 15 minutes exam

60% AS + 30% A Level.


Module 1 – Comporate Government of UK and US

2 hour 15 minutes exam

30% A Level


Module 2 – Political Power & Political Ideas

1 hour and 15 minutes exam

20% A Level.