What is the House of Commons?

Use this short animation to introduce your students to the House of Commons, or recap prior knowledge. It explores the history, role, work and membership of the Commons and how it holds the government to account.

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