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Introductory film

Introductory film

What is the Supreme Court? Why was it established in 2009? And what issues does it hear about?

This introductory film is primarily aimed at GSCE/Standard Grade students and explores the role and the workings of the Supreme Court, the only court with UK-wide jurisdiction and the highest court in the land. It explains its relationship to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the highest court for British Overseas Territories and a number of Commonwealth countries.

Taking a look around the Court's home in the grand former Middlesex Guildhall, in Parliament Square, the film also gives a glimpse of what you can expect to see on a visit to the Court - and even gives you an idea of what its like to work here!

This video is just one of a range of learning resources designed to aid teaching in the classroom about the law, as well as to complement educational visits here.

If you are a teacher or student interested in such a visit, please see our Education page for further information.

Please note that the film may be viewed by clicking above or on our YouTube channel. It is not available to download due to Crown copyright reasons.