What does the civil service do?

In this lesson, we will look at the role of the civil service. We explore what the role entails and the differences between a civil servant and a government minister.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.True or false, the Queen is the Head of Government?

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Q2.True or false, there are 650 constituencies voting in a general election?

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Q3.True or false, the parliament is the same as government?

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Q4.True or false, the Prime Minister is responsible for selecting the cabinet?

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Q5.True or false, the UK uses a voting method called 'proportionate representation'?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.True or false, the Queen is the Head of Government?

1/5

Q2.True or false, there are 650 constituencies voting in a general election?

2/5

Q3.True or false, the parliament is the same as government?

3/5

Q4.True or false, the Prime Minister is responsible for selecting the cabinet?

4/5

Q5.True or false, the UK uses a voting method called 'proportionate representation'?

5/5

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Quiz:

What does the civil service do?

Check your learning by doing this quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.True or false, the civil service is elected at a general election?

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Q2.True or false, a government minister's job is permanent?

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Q3.True or false, civil servants are politically motivated?

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Q4.True or false, civil servants are there to advise on policies?

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Q5.True or false, there are many different job opportunities available within the civil service?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What does the civil service do?

Check your learning by doing this quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.True or false, the civil service is elected at a general election?

1/5

Q2.True or false, a government minister's job is permanent?

2/5

Q3.True or false, civil servants are politically motivated?

3/5

Q4.True or false, civil servants are there to advise on policies?

4/5

Q5.True or false, there are many different job opportunities available within the civil service?

5/5

Lesson summary: What does the civil service do?

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