History of Parliament A level competition 2017

For those of you deep in exam season for GCSEs, AS and A Levels at the moment, very good luck to you all, especially in your history papers.

Once they are all over and everything has calmed down, those of you thinking about studying history at university may well be interested in taking part in our A level competition (something to add to your application forms!) The winner will receive prizes of book tokens, and will be invited to Westminster with members of their family and teachers for the presentation of their prizes.

As in previous years, the prize will be awarded for the best essay on a subject of the candidate’s own choice related to the parliamentary or political history of Britain and Ireland. You may, if your essay covers the period before 1832, want to look at and use the material on our website (but it is not required that they should do so).

The closing date for this competition is 29 September 2017, and full rules and details of entry can be found here on our website.

Those of you who have followed our competitions previously will notice that we are not launching a competition for 11-14 year-olds at Key Stage 3 this year. We are currently reviewing our competition and resources, and so are taking a break in 2017. We still have our online resources on the Reformation and Political Reform, and if you would like to offer your opinion on our schools materials as a teacher, student or parent, we would love to hear from you – please do get in touch.

We haven’t, though, forgotten about last year’s KS3 competition: the winner has been chosen but unfortunately the General Election campaign has interrupted her prize day! More on that shortly…


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