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Politics Trip to Westminster

Students debating in a court room

The Politics department took thirty students to Westminster on Tuesday 14th November to visit the UK Supreme Court and Parliament.

On our tour of the Court, students were lucky enough to meet Lady Simler who had been sworn in just that morning. She was good enough to chat to us and have her photo taken with the students – they will definitely remember her now!

At Parliament we watched proceedings in the House of Commons (Urgent Question on the situation in Israel-Gaza) and in the House of Lords (King’s Speech Debate). Students also had a brief tour of the Palace before their session on the legislative process. In two groups they took on the roles of Government and Opposition respectively in arguing for/against the reintroduction of capital punishment. This provided useful revision of the stages of the legislative process and parliamentary scrutiny in support of their A Level studies, as well as a chance for some of them to make impassioned speeches.

Further Information

You can find out more about our Politics and related courses using the course directory.

Students get a group photograph taken. They are looking at their teacher instead of the camera.

Students in a group photograph with Lady SimlerA group of students taking part in a talk in Westminster