British Values Key Stage 3 – The Rule of Law in Britain


An ideal resource for Key Stage 3 pupils, explaining how public institutions and services work and how some public bodies such as the Police and the Army are accountable to Parliament while others, such as the Judiciary, are independent.

Beautifully illustrated by Zoe Sadler.

Written by Christopher Yeates
Illustrated by Zoe Sadler

ISBN: 978-0-946095-88-9
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Publication Date: March 2017


The Rule of Law in Britain is an ideal resource for Key Stage 3 pupils, enabling students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law, encouraging an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.

Each chapter is followed by activities to encourage students to discuss and research concepts raised.

Chapters include

  • Introduction: how to read this book using critical thinking
  • Playing by the rules
  • Rules beyond the classroom: the law of the land
  • Were does religious law fit in?
  • Meet the judges: the judiciary
  • Seperation of Powers
  • Judicial independence
  • Parliamentary Sovereignty
  • Where has the law come from?
  • An introduction to criminal law
  • Introducing civil law
  • The court system
  • Do you rememer?

Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland, and the people who live in these countries are called British. The people of Northern Ireland may also call themselves British and together we make up the United Kingdom. This book is to help you learn about and come to understand some of the British Values we all share.

Part of the British Values series for Key Stage 3 students: Promoting fundamental British values as part of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Aimed at Key Stage 3 this new range of books provides key Fundamental British Values content in a highly accessible and enjoyable format.



  • Introduction: how to read this book using critical thinking
  • Introducing the public sector
  • Calling the the emergency services
  • The emergency services
  • Refuse collectors
  • Looking after Britain’s roads
  • Providing an education for every child
  • Treating Britain – the NHS
  • The national safety blanket – social care services
  • Keeping Britian safe – the armed forces
  • The Prime Minister and The Cabinet
  • Managing Britain’s money: The Budget
  • Do you remember?


Chris graduated last year from Durham University with a First in English Literature. Prior to this, he attended Hampton School. Since June, he has been a freelance writer and travelled widely through Europe.

The book’s illustrator Zoe Sadler’s love of reading fairytales and her penchant for an old fashioned dip pen and ink inspire her to create quirky hand drawn illustrations. Brought up on a small Scottish Croft in rural Aberdeenshire she studied at Dundee Univiersity’s renowned Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art and left with a degree in Illustration. Zoe now lives and works on the picturesque and inspiring Isle of Wight with her cat Mouse and dog Wilson.

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