King Edward VI College AS Politics students recently took a trip to London to visit The Houses of Parliament. As part of the Government and Politics A level course 25 students participated in the day trip.
Whilst there the students also visited Downing Street and Whitehall, the centre of Her Majesty’s Government . In Parliament the students had a tour of the House of Commons and Lords as well as a political discussion in one of the committee rooms with the Parliament Education Service. Georgina Daffern a student from Coventry said “The trip was an enlightening insight into the workings of Parliament and where the decisions that effect our everyday lives are made.
It was an incredibly rewarding day that will help in exam preparation and an enjoyable trip overall which made it a very enriching experience.” The visit was to complement their studies of UK Government and Politics which involves studying political parties and the powers of the Prime Minister and the Judiciary. Politics teacher Paul Hickling said “This is always a great trip to take students on. They get so much out of the visit because they can see where the great debates take place and learn so much which can help them with their studies”.
Amrik Singh a student from Stockingford said “It was a really helpful trip. I particularly enjoyed seeing the House of Commons and was surprised by how small the chamber was” Paul concluded “the course is very popular particularly with students who wish to study Law at University or have a political career.” If you are interested in finding out more about the college and the wide range of courses on offer please visit the new website at www.kecnuneaton.ac.uk or come along to the next Open Evening on April 3rd 2014.