As part of our programme to ensure our students are fully engaged with current affairs, the Social Science Faculty ran a Mock Election for Year 11 students to see if our results were similar to the General Election.
Our A Level students organised the event and were interested in asking pupils questions such as:
- Did they think their parents’ opinion had swayed their vote?
- Did they think the appearance of the candidates affected voting styles?
- How important was Brexit in the vote?
- Year 11 came to the LRC, read manifestos from the political parties, and placed their votes.
The outcomes were as follows:
If this were to be translated directly to Parliament, that would give the Conservatives a 113 seat majority with 439 seats. LibDems would be the opposition with 105 seats.
38 students voted (1 spoilt paper) so a turnout of only 45%
An interesting comparison therefore can be made with the actual results of the December 2019 General Election results. A worthwhile experience for our Year 11’s are not yet old enough to vote, but will be in 2 years!