“I’ve a good mind to be a Member of Parliament when I grow up,” threatened Douglas, “jus’ to make all schools have a holiday in the afternoons.”
“An’ the mornin’,” added Henry dreamily.
But, attractive as this idea was, even the Outlaws felt it was going rather too far.
“No, we’ll have to keep mornin’ school,” said Douglas earnestly, “ ‘cause of __ ‘cause of exams an’ things. An’ school-masters’d all starve if we didn’t have any school.”
“Do ‘em good,” said Ginger bitterly and added darkly, “I’d jolly well make some laws about school-masters if I was a Member of Parliament.”
(From William - the Outlaw by Richmal Compton)
Following the Edexcel specification, AS Level Government and Politics examines the British system of government (including the effects of Britain’s membership of the European Union), the importance of Parliament, the role of the Prime Minister, the political parties, pressure groups, as well as the key concepts of accountability and representation. For those girls who take Government and Politics at A2 Level, the focus shifts to the United States. Here, amongst other issues, we examine the nature of the American Constitution, the power of the presidency, the importance of Congress and the role of the Supreme Court. The courses are supported by trips to the Palace of Westminster and (prospectively) to Washington, D.C.
Whether you are conscious of it or not, politics shapes your life, from the food you eat to the school you attend and far, far beyond. It might even help you understand why it wouldn’t do school-masters any good to be left to starve.