This guide is pitched for A-level teachers looking to keep up with modern developments, and/or to provide material to more advanced students who may be able to go beyond the basics to grasp more difficult approaches to the study of the UK Parliament. This guide outlines some key themes in recent literature, it examines some core and advanced topics and provides some new case studies.

The PSA would like that thank Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira & Dr Louise Thompson for putting together this School Topic Guide.

Cristina and Louise are the editors of Exploring Parliament (Oxford University Press, 2018), an innovative textbook which brings together contributions from the leading academics researching the UK Parliament as well as officials from the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

This School Topic Guide was updated October 2019 and is available to download here.