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AQA A2 US Politics thread (Units 3A 11th and 4A 14th)

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    (Original post by unknown123)
    what possible question could there be for the cabinet, EXOP or federal Bureaucracy?
    - Whether or not the federal bureaucracy is too biog/too hard to control
    - Rivalries between the cabinet & EXOP (why they exist, + the consequences/solutions)
    - The significance of the cabinet

    That's the main ones they could ask
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    (Original post by Todd)
    - Whether or not the federal bureaucracy is too biog/too hard to control
    - Rivalries between the cabinet & EXOP (why they exist, + the consequences/solutions)
    - The significance of the cabinet

    That's the main ones they could ask
    surely none of those are big enough for a 30 marker? I know they are in the bennet text book, but fb is barely mentioned by aqa spec, and the text book caters for edexcel also where they are more important...
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    (Original post by paddypower)
    surely none of those are big enough for a 30 marker? I know they are in the bennet text book, but fb is barely mentioned by aqa spec, and the text book caters for edexcel also where they are more important...
    Ohh they are I've written decent essays on all of them.
    Even when things are barely mentioned by the spec they can still come up (case in point, a few years ago there was an essay Q in the GOV3A paper about split-ticket voting...I'd have CRIED if that came up, nowhere near enough for an essay for definite!!)

    For the size/control issues of the fb, you'd do paragraphs on why it has expanded (basically all the same reasons as why federalism expanded - industrialisation etc), then problems like iron triangles and clientelism, then the various reforms that presidents have tried to amke, then the ways in which Congress can successfully check its power. Bam, essay.

    For the cabinet/exop rivalries that is more likely as a 10-marker, I imagine, but they can be mean.

    For the significance of the cabinet, well you'd look at all the various functons and evaulate them - team-building (stops being important after the first few), policy debate (hard becase of all the specialists), advisory fucntions (the president has EXOP for that) etc.
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    How did I miss this thread?! I even tried looking for it :/

    Anyway, so...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    so much content, I don't know how to go over it all!

    Any tips for last minute revision?

    Any predictions?

    (Original post by paddypower)
    surely none of those are big enough for a 30 marker? I know they are in the bennet text book, but fb is barely mentioned by aqa spec, and the text book caters for edexcel also where they are more important...
    30 mark?? Isn't it 15mark question and 45 mark questions?
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    (Original post by paddypower)
    surely none of those are big enough for a 30 marker? I know they are in the bennet text book, but fb is barely mentioned by aqa spec, and the text book caters for edexcel also where they are more important...
    LOL u sure it won't come up?
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    (Original post by Tpos)
    How did I miss this thread?! I even tried looking for it :/

    Anyway, so...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    so much content, I don't know how to go over it all!

    Any tips for last minute revision?

    Any predictions?
    Breaathhee :P it's way too late for revision now, best thing you can do is go to bed and get a good night's rest any cramming now is unlikely to help, sadly. Just relax, try and do your best - remember to evauluate and analyse things when you write the essays, structure them well, and you're halfway there good luck!
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    (Original post by Tpos)
    30 mark?? Isn't it 15mark question and 45 mark questions?
    I think you're on a different exam board, AQA is 10 mark, 30 mark
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    (Original post by Todd)
    - Whether or not the federal bureaucracy is too biog/too hard to control
    - Rivalries between the cabinet & EXOP (why they exist, + the consequences/solutions)
    - The significance of the cabinet

    That's the main ones they could ask
    Didn't bureaucracy come up last year?
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    (Original post by Todd)
    I think you're on a different exam board, AQA is 10 mark, 30 mark
    Aah, in my desperation I failed to see AQA in the title of the thread, haha! So I was right earlier, there is no thread for Edexcel US politics, all the other people seem to be taking the EU option.


    (Original post by Todd)
    Breaathhee :P it's way too late for revision now, best thing you can do is go to bed and get a good night's rest any cramming now is unlikely to help, sadly. Just relax, try and do your best - remember to evauluate and analyse things when you write the essays, structure them well, and you're halfway there good luck!
    I've had 4 exams already this week, cramming has been a must unfortunately but yeah, I do need my sleep too!

    Good luck to you too!
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    (Original post by Jakeeyy)
    Didn't bureaucracy come up last year?
    May ahve come up as a 10-marker, hasn't come up as a 30-marker yet though. The only past paper Q's I've seen (i.e. all of them that are on the website) have been on the president's power.
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    does anyone reckon limitations power/ extent of imperial presidency might come up?
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    (Original post by paddypower)
    does anyone reckon limitations power/ extent of imperial presidency might come up?
    I hope so, it was persuasion next year. There has not been an explicit, is the President unlimited question yet. Hoping on it.


    Terrified for tomorrow. Need 75 for my A =/
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    Praying EXOP or federal bereucracy doesn't come up


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    (Original post by MAPW)
    Praying EXOP or federal bereucracy doesn't come up


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    Im with you on this one. What powers could they ask us? If it is commander in chief or pardon, or anything like that i will be like :|
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    Really don't understand how they'd ask a 30 mark question on Federal Bureaucracy, I swear I could only think of enough for a 10 mark question? Wouldn't mind the Cabinet though if it's not one on The President!
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    (Original post by blondie :))
    Really don't understand how they'd ask a 30 mark question on Federal Bureaucracy, I swear I could only think of enough for a 10 mark question? Wouldn't mind the Cabinet though if it's not one on The President!
    For cabinet would you literally list everything like what it does, the make up of it, where they get people from cabinet from and how it can be bad due to iron triangles?
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    I would bet everything i own on Federalism coming up for constitution. just putting it out there.
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    (Original post by don_lad_)
    I would bet everything i own on Federalism coming up for constitution. just putting it out there.
    I have a hunch it will be the 10 marker.
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    (Original post by Jakeeyy)
    I have a hunch it will be the 10 marker.
    what you reckon for the 30 then? it won't be separation of powers cause it was that last time and surely they won't do amendment/suitability for the 21st century again.
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    (Original post by don_lad_)
    what you reckon for the 30 then? it won't be separation of powers cause it was that last time and surely they won't do amendment/suitability for the 21st century again.
    Yep it will. Or basically even though it is rigid, it is flexible discuss. Amendment Process, Judicial review and conventions. Essay done. Haha.

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