Edexcel Government & Politics - Unit 2 Governing the UK (09/06/16)

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    How effective are backbench MPs? (June 2012)
    anyone got a plan for this
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    (Original post by Louise12307)
    Anyone got any predictions for PM and Cabinet? I have done plans for powers of the PM, importance of the Cabinet and presidentialism. Any others I should be aware of?!


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    In Jan 2013, the question on what extent the PM has become a Presidential came up, I doubt it will again.
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    What times your exam guys?


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    (Original post by Aaas115)
    What times your exam guys?


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    (Original post by brown_unicorn)
    In Jan 2013, the question on what extent the PM has become a Presidential came up, I doubt it will again.
    (Original post by Louise12307)
    Anyone got any predictions for PM and Cabinet? I have done plans for powers of the PM, importance of the Cabinet and presidentialism. Any others I should be aware of?!


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    Presidentialism of the PM also came up in 2015:

    "To what extent are modern prime ministers now presidents in all but name?"

    Also, Louise12307- I feel like those are the only essay based questions PM/cabinet ever ask- do you think they're gonna change it up this year D=
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    (Original post by Sarpedon)
    No, first time. Please tell me can I only revise 2 topics instead of 3? 3 is too much!!
    3 is a safer best as the two topic you revise may be abc question only or only 40 markers
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    (Original post by tom476zf)
    How effective are backbench MPs? (June 2012)
    anyone got a plan for this
    I posted one earlier on, page 45 I think
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    (Original post by tom476zf)
    How effective are backbench MPs? (June 2012)
    anyone got a plan for this
    This essay isnt mine it was posted here previously
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    (Original post by Hurbad)
    This essay isnt mine it was posted here previously
    thankyou that really helped quick quesiton on 40 markers, are they always in the format of (Point against for) x4 or will some be (for for for against against against ) if that makes sense
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    Guys, can I skip the section about coalition goverments on PM unit?
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    (Original post by tom476zf)
    thankyou that really helped quick quesiton on 40 markers, are they always in the format of (Point against for) x4 or will some be (for for for against against against ) if that makes sense
    Honestly it depends on the persons style of writing and how clear it is for the examiner so instead of writing a massive paragraph which has 3 to 4 points and then a massive paragraph with 3 to 4 points against
    its better to break it up like you said so Point -> For then Against x4 for the 40 marker and x2 for the 25 marker but detailed (according to my teacher)
    But you need a lengthy conclusion for the 40 marker.

    So if the question asks asses the advantages or disadvantages then you can clearly see its 1 sided but if it says to what extent then yeah both sides of the argument....
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    Guys what's your final predictions ???
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    (Original post by Hurbad)
    Honestly it depends on the persons style of writing and how clear it is for the examiner so instead of writing a massive paragraph which has 3 to 4 points and then a massive paragraph with 3 to 4 points against
    its better to break it up like you said so Point -> For then Against x4 for the 40 marker and x2 for the 25 marker but detailed (according to my teacher)
    But you need a lengthy conclusion for the 40 marker.

    So if the question asks asses the advantages or disadvantages then you can clearly see its 1 sided but if it says to what extent then yeah both sides of the argument....
    I pray the questions are nice

    I really hope parliament isn't about 'checking gov power' or 'lords more effective than the commons'
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    I pray the questions are nice

    I really hope parliament isn't about 'checking gov power' or 'lords more effective than the commons'
    ;(
    ikr
    Read about the type of Sovereignty's cause there is no other 5 mark question they can ask us xD
    for the 10 mark its probably gonna be like explain three functions of parliament ( Remember section 3 and 4 there were 2 questions asking about functions so definitely there's gonna be a function question)

    IM PRAYING TO GOD THAT THERE IS A ELECTED SECOND CHAMBER QUESTION CAUSE I WILL GO HAM ON THAT xD
    and a presidential question or a prime minister dominates government xD

    btw do you know the style of prime ministers? like i remember my teacher classifying them into 4 groups but i cant remember what they were exactly ....... any ideas?
    i think one was reformer or something..... help
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    (Original post by Hurbad)
    ;(
    ikr
    Read about the type of Sovereignty's cause there is no other 5 mark question they can ask us xD
    for the 10 mark its probably gonna be like explain three functions of parliament ( Remember section 3 and 4 there were 2 questions asking about functions so definitely there's gonna be a function question)

    IM PRAYING TO GOD THAT THERE IS A ELECTED SECOND CHAMBER QUESTION CAUSE I WILL GO HAM ON THAT xD
    and a presidential question or a prime minister dominates government xD

    btw do you know the style of prime ministers? like i remember my teacher classifying them into 4 groups but i cant remember what they were exactly ....... any ideas?
    i think one was reformer or something..... help
    After unit 1 I don't even know what to expect tbh
    I'm hoping they are far nicer on this paper but it's Edexcel so who knows lol

    Tbh my PM knowledge is thin because I have been concentrating on the others but it's always something like is the PM a president?
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    After unit 1 I don't even know what to expect tbh
    I'm hoping they are far nicer on this paper but it's Edexcel so who knows lol

    Tbh my PM knowledge is thin because I have been concentrating on the others but it's always something like is the PM a president?
    Yeah how his becoming a president so you would talk about
    Spatial Leadership(Blair not meeting with his cabinet for 4 days after being elected as its Tradition to meet the cabinet after an election)
    Personalised campaign
    Increased use in Prerogative powers(Blair declaring war)
    Increase in Foreign affairs(Blair visiting over 40 countries before the Iraq war and making speeches after death of Diana and 9/11)
    Virtual 10 downing street (Blair had 92 or something SPADS)
    Media portraying him as a lone figure.



    No
    Prime doesnt have separate source of power in comparison to a president
    Can be removed by his cabinet (Thatcher poll tax)
    no confidence within the party (Blair 2007)
    Not head of state but head of government
    limitations on who they can appoint as cabinet minister(in comparison to presidential style)
    some prime ministers had weak imagines ( Brown and John Mayor)
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    (Original post by Hurbad)
    Yeah how his becoming a president so you would talk about
    Spatial Leadership(Blair not meeting with his cabinet for 4 days after being elected as its Tradition to meet the cabinet after an election)
    Personalised campaign
    Increased use in Prerogative powers(Blair declaring war)
    Increase in Foreign affairs(Blair visiting over 40 countries before the Iraq war and making speeches after death of Diana and 9/11)
    Virtual 10 downing street (Blair had 92 or something SPADS)
    Media portraying him as a lone figure.



    No
    Prime doesnt have separate source of power in comparison to a president
    Can be removed by his cabinet (Thatcher poll tax)
    no confidence within the party (Blair 2007)
    Not head of state but head of government
    limitations on who they can appoint as cabinet minister(in comparison to presidential style)
    some prime ministers had weak imagines ( Brown and John Mayor)
    Presidentialism came up last year, could be what limits pm power...


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    (Original post by Foji)
    Presidentialism came up last year, could be what limits pm power...


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    So Events , Media , Party support , coalition , Parliamentary majority ? any other limitations ?
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    Guys, can I skip the section about coalition goverments on PM unit?
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    (Original post by Shad4w)
    Guys, can I skip the section about coalition goverments on PM unit?
    I think it was mentioned in 2012/13 so i doubt it they will but You never know since they pulled a fast one in UNit 1 xD
 
 
 
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