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    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:

    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228

    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)

    Limited parking is available at Hammersmith Academy. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.

    Should you choose to travel by car please be advised that on street parking is available at a cost of £1.10 per half hour (as of April 2013) chargeable between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri).

    Hammersmith Academy
    25 Cathnor Road
    W12 9JD

    t: 020 8222 6000
    f: 0208 222 6728



Government & Politics


A Level Government & Politics

Through studying Government and Politics students will research the key processes in governing the UK & USA and analyse the advantages and disadvantages of them.

Students will discover how the key concepts in politics, such as justice, freedom or equality, are contested and gain a broad understanding of such important issues as democracy, political participation, justice, civil liberties and elitism.

  • When students study Politics, they will be taught not what to think, but how to think:
  • how to gather relevant information and articulate arguments in a logical and clear fashion
  • how to deepen your understanding of a range of political institutions and workings
  • how to form independent judgements about some of the  major controversies of our age

Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9-4, including Grade 6 in English Language and Grade 6 in Humanities subject.

Skills Gained

  • understand the nature and significance of politics as a human activity
  • apply concepts, theories and methods to analysing political ideas, institutions and practices
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different political systems, the nature and distribution of power in them; the social, economic, historical and cultural contexts within which they operate, and the relationships between them
  • evaluate different interpretations of political issues and events
  • demonstrate an understanding of the origins and evolution of international politics
  • gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from secondary and primary sources
  • identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and advocate solutions to problems
  • construct reasoned argument, synthesize information and exercise critical judgement
  • manage their own learning self-critically
  • communicate effectively and fluently in speech and writing
  • use communication and information technology to retrieve and present information, including statistical or numerical information
  • work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organization and time-management

Potential Careers

  • UK Politics
  • Public Affairs
  • European institutions and related employers
  • Other International organisations
  • Think-tanks
  • NGOs
  • International development
  • Human Rights
  • Conflict, Peace and Security