Learn about the House of Commons in this animation for 11-16 year olds. Explore the role, work and membership of the Commons and how it holds the government to account.

This resource is also available in Welsh.

What is the House of Commons?

What is the House of Commons? (BSL)

Curriculum links

England

  • Citizenship KS3 & KS4 – Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • Citizenship Studies GCSE (OCR) – Democracy and Government
  • Citizenship Studies A-level (AQA) – Power and Justice
  • Politics A-level (Pearson Edexcel) – UK Government and non-core political ideas

Northern Ireland

  • Citizenship KS3 & KS4 – Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • Citizenship Studies GCSE (OCR) – Democracy and Government
  • Citizenship Studies A-level (AQA) – Power and Justice
  • Politics A-level (Pearson Edexcel) – UK Government and non-core political ideas
  • Government and politics AS-level – The British Political Process
  • Government and politics AS-level – Comparative Government

Scotland

  • Modern Studies National 5 – Democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom
  • Social Studies Third Stage – People in society, economy and business

Wales

  • Citizenship KS3 & KS4 – Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • Citizenship Studies GCSE (OCR) – Democracy and Government
  • Citizenship Studies A-level (AQA) – Power and Justice
  • Politics A-level (Pearson Edexcel) – UK Government and non-core political ideas

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