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Happy New Year

We would like to take a moment to wish all of the schools, teachers and students that we worked with in 2015 and 2016 a very Happy New Year! We sincerely hope that we are able to visit you again in 2017 to engage, enthuse and educate your students about politics, government and democracy. It…

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Government For A Day, in an hour!

The ‘Government for a Day‘ workshop was both interactive and informative. Students at Stepney Green School were thoroughly engaged, and were able to contribute to every single discussion. It helped the sixth form students broaden their knowledge about current affairs and they left the workshop feeling confident about their political literacy. This most definitely helped promote active citizenship…

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Lie. Deceive. Mislead. Do these concepts mean the same thing? – and other Oxbridge questions.

I learned a lot from the ‘Oxbridge Interview Skills‘ session just as the pupils did – full of tips on the whole application process.  The pupils were given lots of practice in answering interview-style questions, tailored to their own subjects. There were activities designed to train them to think about the questions and approach them…

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The United Nations takes residence at Brookfield School

“A Day At the UN at Brookfield Community School”- This was a session that was extremely worthwhile with students being able to articulate and explain the role and importance of the United Nations in a subsequent assessment. We used the session as part of a “Rights and Responsibilities” unit in GCSE Citizenship and it tied in really…

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Preparing for the Oxbridge interview at Grey Court School

The UCAS forms have been sent off, the admissions tests have been completed and now students sit and wait to hear whether or not they will be invited to interview at Oxford or Cambridge universities. The next home of Grey Court School Oxbridge applicants? It has been an absolutely fantastic day working with fifteen students…

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The British Cabinet comes to St Joseph’s College

“Thank you once again for coming in yesterday and delivering a very informative and engaging session to our Year 9 students. The students learned a great deal from “Government For The Day” and came aware with new found knowledge about the government is formed and why it is important to have a government. I  thought that it…

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Political Education in 2016/17

Firstly, I hope that everyone has had a fantastic summer holiday and returned to school feeling invigorated and ready to go! We certainly had a busy summer holiday here, preparing our new academic seminars on political developments in 2016 and the process and consequences of the EU referendum. We have also been busily updating all…

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The Oxbridge UCAS deadline is looming…

The end of the school year saw us deliver both of our fantastic Oxbridge workshops to gifted and more able students considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge universities – either this year, or in the future. It was a privilege to host our fantastic “Oxbridge Interview Skills” session for students at both Glenthorne High School…

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What a difference a vote makes…

So, as the summer holidays approach (and begin for others) many education professionals up and down the country prepare for a relaxing holiday – perhaps by the beach or simply the non-stop reading fiction on the sofa! However, at Political Education For Students we have a full summer planned. No downtime for us, instead six…

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More fantastic governments across the UK

I was very fortunate to spend a lot of time undertaking our student politics workshops this week. Normally, I spend my days delivering our fantastic Oxbridge services; however, with our popularity at its peak after an EU referendum and the end of the school year, I dived in with my colleagues. It was a real treat…

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