Year 12 and 13 students visited the Houses of Parliament last week as part of their A Levels in Government and Politics and History.
The students toured the Commons and the Lords, as well as visiting parts of the building that are not normally seen, such as the room containing Queen Victoria's throne.
The sixth formers also participated in a workshop examining different voting systems, including First Past the Post and Proportional Representation. The students created their own political parties and policies in order to explore the advantages and disadvantages of each system.
Despite a 5.30am start, the students enjoyed their day and agreed it placed their learning in context. The Year 13 Government and Politics class particularly enjoyed applying their knowledge of voting systems on to real-life scenarios, allowing them to win a quiz during the workshop!