EDEXCEL GCSE Citizenship 9-1 Theme B Democracy at Work in the UK: A 60 min lesson on the different political parties in the UK and the differences between First Past the Post and Proportional Representation - as required by the EDEXCEL spec. This could be used as a detailed introduction to the topic or a revision session.

Spec covered:
Who runs the country?
Parties and Candidates (1)
The key philosophical differences between the major political parties standing in UK general elections.
Elections and Voting Systems (2)
The strengths and weaknesses of the first-past-the-post voting system compared with proportional representation
How the Westminster-first-past-the-post system operates;. The frequency of general elections.

One 60 min hour lesson with PP, worksheets, exam practice question, 1 x detailed information pack, clips and questions and is well differentiated and easily adapted. Made for EDEXCEL Citizenship 9-1 but suitable material for any of the Citizenship GCSE courses or could be used for non-GCSE British Values lessons.

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