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TV recommendation - Broke: Britain's Debt Emergency (Dispatches)

Vicki Woolven

23rd September 2022

With Britain in the worst cost of living crisis in decades, Dispatches follows Citizens Advice Bureau debt advisors and three stories of extreme hardship and poverty.

This is not an easy watch but it has some good examples to support your teaching of People, Work and Welfare at A-Level and Poverty as a Social Issue at GCSE -

These older episodes are also worth a watch:

Growing Up Poor: Breadline Kids -

Growing Up Poor: Hidden Homeless -

And I'm sure you have already done so, but it's always worth a quick chat with the pastoral team to see whether there are any of your students who are experiencing similar difficulties at the moment, so you can consider carefully how to present some of the topics around poverty in the classroom.

Vicki Woolven

Vicki Woolven is Subject Lead for Key Stage 4 Humanities at tutor2u. Vicki previously worked as a Head of Geography and Sociology for many years, leading her department to be one of the GA's first Centres of Excellent, and has been a content writer, senior examiner and local authority Key Practitioner for Humanities.

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