4 Tips for Teaching British Values Within the Classroom

After two very successful rounds of the Ascentis ‘Introducing British Values to your curriculum’ CPD workshop, led by subject expert Justin Honey-Jones we wanted to share with you some highlights of the day.

4 tips for teaching British Values within the Classroom

  1. Along with the Ascentis Entry 3 & Level 1 British Values qualifications, which are accompanied by free interactive online resources, the ‘You be the Judge’ government website is a great tool to get your learners engaged with discussing one of the key pillars of British Values ‘the rule of law’.
  2. Encourage learners to research and discuss democratic historic events to understand what went wrong, why it went wrong, and how our rights have evolved as a result of it.
  3. Let the learners express their thoughts – don’t be afraid to encourage debate within the classroom. For example ask the learners ‘Do they think 16-18 year olds should be able to vote?’ and discuss the reasons behind their thoughts.
  4. There are many free resources we can take advantage of which would help the learners really engage and understand the four key pillars of British Values. For example: visit parliament; contact local magistrates’ court and invite them to come and speak within the lesson; laws and debating workshops for learners. For more information visit - www.parliament.uk/education/

For more information about the Ascentis British Values qualifications, please click here to contact us.

Previous article Next article

Watch Our Client Videos

Ascentis helps change the lives of over 170,000 learners each year. Hear about why our staff love working for us, and why our customers love working with us.

See all

Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service Speaking about Ascentis English & Maths Stepping Stones

Ascentis has a fantastic suite of English and Maths Stepping Stones qualifications which enable learners to focus on specific skills, build their confidence and progress onto further learning. This testimonial video features Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service who outline the benefits to them and their learners of using these qualifications.

Watch Video

The City of Liverpool College Speaking about Ascentis Access to Higher Education

Access to HE with Ascentis - We Make a Difference. Watch our Testimonial and hear how it makes a difference to learners and the opportunities it brings.

Watch Video

Best Practice People Speaking about Ascentis Short Online Qualifications

The Ascentis Short Online Qualifications are delivered in many centres across the UK and help to support learners’ Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. Listen to Ascentis Customer, Best Practice People talk about how effective the Ascentis Short Online Qualifications are and how they successfully aid their NEET learners, improving skills and confidence in turn helping them secure employment.

Watch Video

Join hundreds of happy centres nationwide

Arrange a meeting

What our happy customers say

“We are very pleased that we made the move to Ascentis for all our ESOL exams. The exams are appropriate for our learners, and lecturers find the marking manageable. As an organisation, Ascentis is a pleasure to work with. Our queries are always dealt with quickly and we are extremely well supported by our verifier.”

Waltham Forest

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our first year with Ascentis. There has been support of a high quality throughout the academic year. Support has been provided through a variety of roles including the quality managers, lead EQA’s and subject moderators.”

Bradford College

“We have been delighted with the impact Ascentis Extended Awards in Mathematical Skills (Stepping Stones) have had on our student’s progression towards their functional skills mathematics as well as preparing them for the completion of their GCSE. It has taught them the essential skills in mathematics which enabled them to deal with the practical problems and challenges of life – at home, in education and at work. These skills are valued by employers and further education, and are a platform on which to build other employability skills. We are also very impressed with the level of service and commitment shown by the staff of Ascentis, they are always available to help whenever help is needed.”

Brent Start

“The transparency and support of Ascentis has been refreshing. Our moderation process has been a pleasure and developmental feedback has always been welcomed.”

Kensington & Chelsea College

12th Jun 2024

Ascentis Events

  • AELP
  • CPD Certified
  • FAB
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Natecla
  • Access to Higher Education
  • The Parliamentary Review
  • West Yorkshire Learning Providers
Ascentis customers please login to view full specifications, tracking sheets, sample papers, customer policies and key documents.


Specification Overviews

Key Documents