AS Level

as-level-5Activity Timetable

A visit for those students studying politics at advanced level.

Welcome room

Welcome and video from the Presiding Officer

Creativity room

Introduction to the role and powers of the Assembly for scrutinising and developing legislation. Evaluate the effectiveness of the Assembly with regards to scrutinising the work of the Welsh Government and developing laws. Debating session with an Assembly Member (or a Member of the Welsh Government).

Debating Chamber

An opportunity to recreate an Assembly Plenary meeting and discuss a controversial topic through giving their views and opinions.

Senedd: a tour of one of Wales’s most recognised buildings and an opportunity to ask questions to representatives. If you wish you may reserve tickets for the Plenary at 13.30pm.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to reserve a place for the special programme on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, tours will start from the Senedd.

Curriculum

Aims

Introduce and discuss the structure, role and powers of the National Assembly for Wales. Consider and debate the effectiveness of the National Assembly for Wales in its roles of legislation and scrutiny.

Objectives

Explore how the Assembly scrutinises Welsh Government.

Identify the key features of Plenary.

Recognise the role of Committees in scrutinising legislation and topical inquiries.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the National Assembly for Wales in its roles of legislation and scrutiny.

Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

– Discuss and debate the effectiveness of the National Assembly for Wales in its roles of legislation and scrutiny

-recognise the influence of AMs

-identify the opposition in the National Assembly for Wales

-identify the Welsh Government

-observe a Plenary and/or Committee meeting to identify the techniques used by Assembly Members in creating and challenging proposed Bills.