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    Can someone briefly go over the differences of political parties and pressure groups?


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    (Original post by ACTT)
    You guys are way too generous! The examiner awarded me 9/25. Felt i should have been awarded a couple of marks more but im aware its a poor essay.
    tbh I didn't want to be too rude I think 9 is a bit harsh but I'd say 13 max
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    (Original post by ACTT)
    You guys are way too generous! The examiner awarded me 9/25. Felt i should have been awarded a couple of marks more but im aware its a poor essay.
    youre lucky you can even retake it again. for yr 12 we cant resit subjects anymore after the 2015 education reform act
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    youre lucky you can even retake it again. for yr 12 we cant resit subjects anymore after the 2015 education reform act
    Blame Michael Gove, terrible politician.
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    youre lucky you can even retake it again. for yr 12 we cant resit subjects anymore after the 2015 education reform act
    cant we retake old-spec AS levels?
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    Can someone briefly go over the differences of political parties and pressure groups?


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    Here you go!
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    (Original post by ACTT)
    Blame Michael Gove, terrible politician.
    couldnt agree more. its because of the international league tables, they think this is a way that will drive up standards....wrong
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    (Original post by popcornjpg)
    cant we retake old-spec AS levels?
    we can yeah
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    couldnt agree more. its because of the international league tables, they think this is a way that will drive up standards....wrong
    Wait can you explain this reform please...

    So AS students like you can't retake during A2? Your stick with the grade? How is that fair? Or can you retake at the end of A2?
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    Can somebody give me 3 reasons for referendums..:
    I just want to make sure I have the best points
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    (Original post by chloelong)
    Can someone briefly go over the differences of political parties and pressure groups?


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    Parties seek representation + power through elections
    PG's seek influence
    Parties cover a wide range of issues whereas PG's typically cover sectional issues

    Parties are more democratic and are accountable for their actions whilst PG's are not and tend to not have democratically appointed leaders.

    PG's have a massive membership size; RSPB has twice as many members of Labour+Tory+Lib Dems combined.
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Wait can you explain this reform please...

    So AS students like you can't retake during A2? Your stick with the grade? How is that fair? Or can you retake at the end of A2?
    NO RETAKES!
    You do all of you AS exams a few weeks before your A2 exams
    Just like how you did at Gcse
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Can somebody give me 3 reasons for referendums..:
    I just want to make sure I have the best points
    Referendums educate + increase democracy + get people involved in politics

    It can provide a mandate the government lack

    They can address issues politicians are reluctant to take issues on

    Referendums can settle controversial issues in a more decisive way than Parliament could alone. (eu 2016 or Northern Ireland '98)
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    Ok, so- I dunno about anyone else, but I feel like my direct democracy points are soooooo vague-

    1. genuine democracy- e.g. referendums.
    2. personal development
    3. legitimate government

    Anyone have any more advantages?

    I have a feeling this will come up
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    (Original post by ACTT)
    NO RETAKES!
    You do all of you AS exams a few weeks before your A2 exams
    Just like how you did at Gcse
    Are you thinking that these as exams at the moment don't count towards the final grade? I thought the same as my sociology exams this year don't actually matter, but I emailed edexcel a while back cause I thought they were affected by the reform of making all a levels liner again but no this as is still half of the a2 next year and I don't think we can resit but I'm not 100% as it says on some sites they aren't sure either but I learnt about the resit thing in sociology


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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    Ok, so- I dunno about anyone else, but I feel like my direct democracy points are soooooo vague-

    1. genuine democracy- e.g. referendums.
    2. personal development
    3. legitimate government

    Anyone have any more advantages?

    I have a feeling this will come up
    Legitimacy increases
    Education (less political apathy)
    Good gauge of public opinion
    Public can't be WHIPPED -> means in their interests rather than MPs who vote for the party line
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    How would you answer this question, 'Have Pressure Groups replaced political parties as the main vehicle for political participation?'
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    Are you thinking that these as exams at the moment don't count towards the final grade? I thought the same as my sociology exams this year don't actually matter, but I emailed edexcel a while back cause I thought they were affected by the reform of making all a levels liner again but no this as is still half of the a2 next year and I don't think we can resit but I'm not 100% as it says on some sites they aren't sure either but I learnt about the resit thing in sociology


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    It varies. This politics is the old syllabus, so it's modular. These will count towards our A2 and we can resit these next year (same for anyone who does maths, R.S etc.). Some subjects are 'modern' and have been linearised, if your subject has had this happen, the AS exam you've sat this summer will NOT count towards your A2, and similarly it means you can't resit your AS exam since it's a stand alone qualification. hope this clears it up
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    Ok, so- I dunno about anyone else, but I feel like my direct democracy points are soooooo vague-

    1. genuine democracy- e.g. referendums.
    2. personal development
    3. legitimate government

    Anyone have any more advantages?

    I have a feeling this will come up
    You could use:

    Educates electorate- e.g. scottish referendum educated 16 year olds.
    Shifts power out of hands of politicians- e.g. some people don't like the fact that most politicians tend to be white, oxbridge educated men who havent ever had another job outside of politics. Thus some would prefer to make the decision themselves than unrepresentative politicians.
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    Public can't be whipped but can heavily manipulated by media
 
 
 
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