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

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    I only used 3 examples and only made 4 points and no conclusion whats the max points you think could get for 25 marks?
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    (Original post by finn61)
    I talked about constituency reduction for constitution 40 mark, is this correct?
    Yes!
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    What was the exact question for the 40 marker constitution essay? I am really worried that I have misinterpreted it and got it completely wrong :/
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    Can someone tell me if this is alright for the constitution 40 marker?

    For Reform:
    Since its unentrenched, any reform isn't binding on the next govt, so they can change it for their own interests

    since its uncodified, people don't know their place in society, then i mentioned how the implementation of ECHR (a reform) helped people to understand their rights, showing that reform so far has been good, so further should happen

    Scottish, Welsh and NI devolution has proved very popular

    Against Reform:
    Its unentrenched, uncodified nature is beneficial as it allows it to be changed according to the times, unlike USA

    that people aren't interested in changing it - AV referendum no, Scottish Referendum no

    Politicians aren't interested in changing it - unfinished reforms (failure of labour to have election referendum

    its stood the test of time

    conc:
    these examples show that it must be true that arguments against further reform are more convincing
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    I only wrote several reforms and for and agsaint each reform and the arguments agsaint reform outweigh the arguments for reform for the 40 marker consitution. How many marks would I necsarily get ? Am so upset that I didn't answer the question right
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    (Original post by Babs Posh)
    I hope so, I was so rushed for time I completely forgot to look at them! How stupid

    I did the PM and Cabinet question, for the 10 marker about the Coalition I wrote about the emphasis on compromise and consensus politics, and Cameron's limited power on who to have in Cabinet etc. I can't remember what I wrote for the 5 marker, I'm pretty sure it was wrong though because I didn't understand it Oh well
    It'll be fine - you probably talked about the source without realising. Which 40 marker did you do?
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    What did people write for the coalition 25 5, 10 and 25 marker?
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    (Original post by King Geedorah)
    Can someone please respond. I need to know how bad I have messed up or not haha. I only did the Commons side with no Lords for the 25 mark Parliament question. What mark am I limited to?


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    It depends on what points you used.
    For commons there is the ability to veto, vote of no confidence and governments accountability to parliament.
    The only lords one tbh was its independence so able to block legislation and I used the example of tax credits


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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    These are SUBJECTIVE subjects, i.e. can be interpreted in different ways. I think you'll be fine molly
    Thank you so much 😁I bet you did good


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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    It'll be fine - you probably talked about the source without realising. Which 40 marker did you do?
    Haha thanks! I did the judiciary one, although could have easily gone for the Constitution one - they were nice questions!

    Did yours go well?
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    I didn't have time to answer the 10 mark question on Parliament , I didnt finish the 25 marker (about 2.5 sides with two points each side that could have been developed more) and for the 40 marker, I talked about an elected House of Lords, electoral reform (av referendum no vote so no appetite for change and how FPTP is unfair and produces big majorities that dominate Parliament) and about codification in relation to rights and the judiciary. I'm not sure how I did but I reckon I lost a lot of marks at probably will get an E
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    (Original post by Hannaha124)
    It depends on what points you used.
    For commons there is the ability to veto, vote of no confidence and governments accountability to parliament.
    The only lords one tbh was its independence so able to block legislation and I used the example of tax credits


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    I did all of the Commons ones you just mentioned. But no Lords.


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    (Original post by Hannaha124)
    For everyone worrying about the codified/uncodified don't worry it is correct, how I think there were many other things that need to be included rather than focusing the whole argument on codification. Such as the Unelected bodies within the politics process, parliaments sovereignty, clearer details of the executive's power, protection of civil rights and liberties. However it allows for pragmatism/flexibility and it's stood the test of time
    That is precisely what I did. I put weak protection of rights as an argument for reform, elective dictatorship as an argument for reform, effective government as an argument for no further reform, and history/tradition as an argument for no further reform.
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    (Original post by King Geedorah)
    I did all of the Commons ones you just mentioned. But no Lords.


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    That's cool tbh. I did all of this except the accountability hopefully a solid 20/25 at least if you've left one out, maybe even less


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    (Original post by Hannaha124)
    That's cool tbh. I did all of this except the accountability hopefully a solid 20/25 at least if you've left one out, maybe even less


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    Ah okay, so you believe that although I added no Lords but all the commons points, I'd still be able to salvage like 12 marks at the very least?


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    (Original post by King Geedorah)
    Ah okay, so you believe that although I added no Lords but all the commons points, I'd still be able to salvage like 12 marks at the very least?


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    Way more than 12 imo, relax its over now. There were really only 4 options for the paragraph options so many people would have only done three. I meant 20/25 minimum


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    So for the 25 marker, did we need to use the source? because i didn't but some of my points were very similar to the source.
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    (Original post by Hannaha124)
    Way more than 12 imo, relax its over now. There were really only 4 options for the paragraph options so many people would have only done three. I meant 20/25 minimum


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    Thank you! Was really worried about that question and now it doesn't seem too bad. Hopefully we get the grades we want on results day haha


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    And what did everyone write on the PM 25 marker?
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    Hellloo, so for the constitution question, we answer it with constitutional 'reforms' right? like legislations passed by past government and present and then answer if it needs further reform or against it being reformed right? Not arguments for a codified or stay un codified?!
 
 
 
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