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(Original post by hldomster)
For the record, the AS course is the same for everyone no matter what route you take in A2 (for Edexcel anyway).



Taken from the specificiation on the Edexcel website.
Its all changed now anyway not 3 units anymore :p:
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Is it true that the exams will be much easier for the next lot?

In Units 1 and 2, we had 1 hour to get 100 marks. I was told that they're gonna have more time and fewer marks.
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New A level Government&Politics:-

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OCR AS level: Contemporary Politics of the UK
AND
Contemporary Government of the UK

OCR A2 level:

Contemporary US Government and Politics & US Government and Politics
OR
Political Ideas and Concepts & Political Ideas and Concepts in Practice

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Edexcel AS level: Unit 1: People and Politics AND Unit 2: Governing the UK

Edexcel A2 level: Unit 3 - Topic A: UK Political Issues OR
Topic B: Introducing Political Ideologies OR
Topic C: Representative Processes in the USA OR
Topic D: Structures of Global Politics.

Unit 4 - Topic A: EU Political Issues OR
Topic B: Other Ideological Traditions OR
Topic C: Governing the USA OR
Topic D: Global Political Issues.

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AQA AS level: People, Politics and Participation & Governing Modern Britain

AQA A level: Unit 3 - The Politics of the USA OR
Ideologies OR
Politics and Power

Unit 4 - The Government of the USA OR
Political Issues OR
Perspectives on Modern Politics

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I believe they are the only 3 exam boards that offer Government and Politics. So I put all 3 A level summaries up for the new A level in Septemeber.

Hope that helps,
Grant.
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(Original post by BioSam)
Is it true that the exams will be much easier for the next lot?

In Units 1 and 2, we had 1 hour to get 100 marks. I was told that they're gonna have more time and fewer marks.
Yes, my teacher told me that next year they have 1hr 15mins for each unit, and also in A2 there will be no comparative unit. Grr, unfair.
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does anyone know any A2 level chemistry CD rom online to buy?

i will appreciate if anyone replies

thx...

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Guyyysss
You know when people talk about a Politics A Level.
Is that the same as Govt. and Politics A Level?
Confused.
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Shask
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Guyyysss
You know when people talk about a Politics A Level.
Is that the same as Govt. and Politics A Level?
Confused.
Yep, I'm pretty sure it is!
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I believe everyone does UK politics for AS Level, regardless of exam board. The next bit is up to the school. Which is annoying as the Politics teacher didn't say at my induction day & I can't even be sure about the exam board. [I think I'm doing Edexcel, but then again, the school could have changed their minds like they did with History & Psychology]
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Shask
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Oh, quick question. Basically do you need to know the basics beforehand? I must say, I'm really not too clued up on the "House of Lords" and "ministers", I'm not even entirely sure I understand how government are put into power (first past the post, right? :p: ). Is this normal - we'll get taught it, right?
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(Original post by Shask)
Oh, quick question. Basically do you need to know the basics beforehand? I must say, I'm really not too clued up on the "House of Lords" and "ministers", I'm not even entirely sure I understand how government are put into power (first past the post, right? :p: ). Is this normal - we'll get taught it, right?
You don't need to be a complete expert on the subject, so long as you have an interest in the subject.

Part of the reason why I took an A Level in Politics was because I wanted to understand how the political systems of both the UK and US worked (I took Edexcel Route C). I had an interest in Politics before hand in terms of human rights and current affairs and elections, but that was pretty much it. Before I took the A Level, I didn't understand how the legislative system worked or the functions of the Cabinet, and I even didn't know that the UK had it's own Constitution! I also never knew there were more voting systems other than FPTP (some of the voting systems are plain awkward though, IMO)

Anyway, it doesn't really matter if you don't know everything, you'll be taught the basics in AS.
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