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Tues 28 Feb
Government and Politics Trip

Tues 28 Feb
- Year 10 Parent/Teacher Meetings

Wed 1 & Thur 2 Mar
- Year 10 Careers Interviews

Tues 7 Mar (7.00 pm)
- Year 12 Parent Information Evening

Thur 16 Mar (4.15-6.15pm)
- Year 13 Parent/Teacher Meetings
 Government and Politics


Head of Department:

Mrs C Fowles, BA PGCE


Teaching Staff:





Government and Politics is offered at AS and A2 Level in Belfast High School.  The Exam Board is CCEA.


AS Level

The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland and The British Political Process


A2 Level

Comparative Government (US/UK) and Political Power.

Facilities and Resources


The department is closely associated with the History department, in terms of staff and accommodation. All lessons are taught in rooms with data projectors and interactive whiteboards. Lower Sixth pupils travel to the Northern Ireland Assembly every year. The department also takes a bi-yearly trip to the Houses of Parliament in London. Every year our pupils’ knowledge and understanding is enriched by speakers and additional visits, including meeting local MLAs, attending politically themed plays and lectures arranged by local universities.


Useful links

Government and Politics micro-site: www.ccea.org.uk/government/

Northern Ireland Assembly website: www.niassembly.gov.uk/

Parliament website: www.parliament.uk/

Library of Congress: beta.congress.gov/