Current party positions on education

This section focuses on the current education polices of the leading political parties in the UK.

It is important for Sociology students to be aware of contemporary issues in society by reading a range of quality information sources. It’s also useful for them to familiarise themselves with the stance adopted by the different political parties. Some students will already be very politically aware but others will not have any understanding of concepts such as ‘left wing’ and ‘right wing’.

After looking at the websites of different political parties and investigating via other sources their position on education, students can create a campaign leaflet aimed at a specific audience, for example teachers, parents or children.

Party websites can be found here:


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