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Make politics a compulsory subject from years 7 - 9

Submitted by Zoe Fryer on Tuesday 9th November 2021

Published on Monday 15th November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 15th May 2022

Current Signatures: 16
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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A-levels ~ Bodies ~ Compulsory ~ Constitution ~ democracy ~ GCSE ~ Government ~ learning ~ level ~ Parliament ~ People ~ Political parties ~ Politics ~ Secondary ~ Subjects ~ The Government ~ Voting ~ Young people

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Make politics a compulsory subject from years 7 - 9

Petition Details

The Government should make Politics compulsory at secondary school from years 7-9. The curriculum should introduce students to democracy and international politics so that they can be more engaged. Topics can include Political Parties, Parliament, the Constitution, international bodies etc.

Additional Information

Young people are often labelled as not having enough knowledge about voting, parliament etc. to understand politics, or genuinely do not know enough knowledge and so feel like they cannot get involved with what is a very important subject.

With the exception of the GCSE specification, there are currently only A-level politics courses. However, with students having the choice with what subjects they take, they very often opt out of learning about this interesting and important topic.

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