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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    Yeah, that's that I've been doing I keep up current affair, I have to since my family is, um, politically diverse...[Dad is a ****ing UKIP supporter, mum and me are conservative lol]. Right now I'm familiarising myself with political parties how they work, what each party stand for etc..

    I've been interesting in getting involved in the MHOC but it's a little daunting
    Yes that's a great way to get used to everything!

    I'd say go for taking part in MHoC it's pretty daunting at first and I still sh*t myself when I post in there but it's all part of the fun. It's quite good in improving debating, legislative writing and policy making skills. However it seems like people want to distance real life politics from MHoC. So really you just improve general skills rather than anything that could contribute to gov and pol!

    (Original post by jamestg)
    No worries!

    I found it really interesting! Unit 2 (essentially the government exam) is harder than unit 2 (the politics exam), but I found it waaay more interesting. You have to stay up to date with the news and be able to name drop a lot of examples, politicians or/and acts of parliament passed.

    The thing that makes it difficult is the timing. A-level essay subjects are usually not a mark a minute, but politics is a mark a minute. So for unit 2 you have to write a 5, 10, 25 and 40 mark question in just an hour and 20 minutes. It's really not fair and in the real exam you are stressing out like you've never done before. But you'll hopefully get used to it.

    Side note - the time pressure can get too much, I've read people walking out of the exam or sit for the remaining time doing nothing. I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown in both of my exams, especially when there were some tricky questions...
    Which exam board is this for? But I've been okay with my mark a minute GCSEs so I should hopefully be able to transition smoothly. I've been reading you GYG as I'm taking 3 of your subjects next year and it really gets Me excited for sixth form seeing how much you've enjoyed AS
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