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Should first-past-the-post be scrapped? Lesson 1 of 6

Key stage 4 (ages 14-16) • Politics, Parliament & Government • Core Curriculum

This lesson is part 1 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: How can we become the future political leaders?

This first lesson of six is about the UK voting system for general elections (FPTP). Students will explore three other voting systems and decide whether or not they think FPTP is the best voting system, culminating in a
referendum style vote.

Two key questions are used to frame the lesson:

● What voting systems can be used in elections?
● Should first past the post be scrapped?

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