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These are questions from past papers which I've gathered. A lot of them were paraphrased so I didnt bother putting them in, but I haven't been able to get a hold of past papers from like 2004/5 ish so if anyone has any please post them!: and I don't have questions on the prime minister and cabinet because I'm not gonna answer a question on that, so not gonna revise it either.

Parliament:

A = 5 MARKS

(a) Outline the powers of the House of Lords
(a) Outline two functions of Parliament
(a) Outline two features of a presidential system of government
(a) Outline two features of parliamentary government
(a) Outline the differences in the composition of the Commons and Lords
(a) Outline two differences in he parliamentary government and presidential government
(a) What is parliamentary government?
(a) What is presidential government?

B = 10 MARKS

(b) Explain three ways in which Parliament carries out its scrutinising role
(b) Why is the UK system of government been considered to be parliamentary?
(b) In what ways is Parliament representative?
(b) What are the differences between parliamentary and presidential government?
(b) Explain the functions of parliament
(b) What are the main features of parliamentary government?
(b) Distinguish between the roles and powers of the House of Commons and the House of Lord
(b) In what ways does Parliament hold government to account?

C = 25 MARKS

(c) How effective is Parliament in scrutinising the work of the executive?
(c) Has the UK Parliament become an irrelevant institution?
(c) How effective is Parliament in carrying out its representative role?
(c) How effective is Parliament in controlling the executive?
(c) How effective is parliament in holding the executive to account?
(c) How effectively does the House of Commons ensure executive accountability?
(c) Distinguish between the roles and powers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords
(c) Why has parliament been criticised for being insufficiently representative?
(c) What are the main arguments for and against an elected second chamber?
(c) How effective is Parliament in ensuring executive accountability?
(c) How representative is Parliament?

Constitution:

A = 5 MARKS

(a) Distinguish between a unitary and a federal constitution
(a) Outline two features of a codified constitution
(a) What is sovereignty?
(a) What is a constitution?
(a) What is an uncodified constitution?

B = 10 MARKS

(b) Distinguish between a codified constitution and an uncodified constitution
(b) Explain the main features of the UK constitution
(b) Where is sovereignty located in the UK?
(b) Distinguish between political and legal soverignty
(b) Distinguish between a unitary constitution and a federal constitution
(b) What are the main sources of the UK constitution?

C = 25 MARKS

(c) Assess the strengths of the UK constitution
(c) What are the advantages of a uncondified/codified constitution?
(c) What disadvantages has the UK Constitution?
(c) Distinguish between political and legal sovereignty
(c) Analyse the limitations on parliamentary sovereignty
(c) Why is UK democracy criticised?
(c) To what extent is Parliament soverign?

Judiciary:

A = 5 MARKS

(a) What is the judiciary?
(a) Define the rule of law
(a) What are civil liberties?
(a) What is judicial neutrality?
(a) Outline 2 civil liberties
(a) What is judicial independence?

B = 10 MARKS

(b) Explain three ways by which judicial independence is maintained
(b) How is judicial neutrality maintained?
(b) How do judges protect civil liberties?
(b) In what ways can judges protect rights and civil liberties?
(b) What are the benefits of judicial independence?
(b) In what is the independence of judges limited?

C = 25 MARKS

(c) To what extent do judges constrain Parliament and the executive?
(c) To what extent do judges protect civil liberties?
(c) To what extent have judges exercised greater independence in recent years?
(c) In what ways are judges independent and neutral?
(c) To what extent are judges in the uk independent and neutral?
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Is each last question from the previous year??
Sorry, but I have no idea. All I know is that these questions have come up pre 2005ish
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These are questions from past papers which I've gathered. A lot of them were paraphrased so I didnt bother putting them in, but I haven't been able to get a hold of past papers from like 2004/5 ish so if anyone has any please post them!: and I don't have questions on the prime minister and cabinet because I'm not gonna answer a question on that, so not gonna revise it either.

Parliament:

A = 5 MARKS

(a) Outline the powers of the House of Lords
(a) Outline two functions of Parliament
(a) Outline two features of a presidential system of government
(a) Outline two features of parliamentary government
(a) Outline the differences in the composition of the Commons and Lords
(a) Outline two differences in he parliamentary government and presidential government
(a) What is parliamentary government?
(a) What is presidential government?

B = 10 MARKS

(b) Explain three ways in which Parliament carries out its scrutinising role
(b) Why is the UK system of government been considered to be parliamentary?
(b) In what ways is Parliament representative?
(b) What are the differences between parliamentary and presidential government?
(b) Explain the functions of parliament
(b) What are the main features of parliamentary government?
(b) Distinguish between the roles and powers of the House of Commons and the House of Lord
(b) In what ways does Parliament hold government to account?

C = 25 MARKS

(c) How effective is Parliament in scrutinising the work of the executive?
(c) Has the UK Parliament become an irrelevant institution?
(c) How effective is Parliament in carrying out its representative role?
(c) How effective is Parliament in controlling the executive?
(c) How effective is parliament in holding the executive to account?
(c) How effectively does the House of Commons ensure executive accountability?
(c) Distinguish between the roles and powers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords
(c) Why has parliament been criticised for being insufficiently representative?
(c) What are the main arguments for and against an elected second chamber?
(c) How effective is Parliament in ensuring executive accountability?
(c) How representative is Parliament?

Constitution:

A = 5 MARKS

(a) Distinguish between a unitary and a federal constitution
(a) Outline two features of a codified constitution
(a) What is sovereignty?
(a) What is a constitution?
(a) What is an uncodified constitution?

B = 10 MARKS

(b) Distinguish between a codified constitution and an uncodified constitution
(b) Explain the main features of the UK constitution
(b) Where is sovereignty located in the UK?
(b) Distinguish between political and legal soverignty
(b) Distinguish between a unitary constitution and a federal constitution
(b) What are the main sources of the UK constitution?

C = 25 MARKS

(c) Assess the strengths of the UK constitution
(c) What are the advantages of a uncondified/codified constitution?
(c) What disadvantages has the UK Constitution?
(c) Distinguish between political and legal sovereignty
(c) Analyse the limitations on parliamentary sovereignty
(c) Why is UK democracy criticised?
(c) To what extent is Parliament soverign?

Judiciary:

A = 5 MARKS

(a) What is the judiciary?
(a) Define the rule of law
(a) What are civil liberties?
(a) What is judicial neutrality?
(a) Outline 2 civil liberties
(a) What is judicial independence?

B = 10 MARKS

(b) Explain three ways by which judicial independence is maintained
(b) How is judicial neutrality maintained?
(b) How do judges protect civil liberties?
(b) In what ways can judges protect rights and civil liberties?
(b) What are the benefits of judicial independence?
(b) In what is the independence of judges limited?

C = 25 MARKS

(c) To what extent do judges constrain Parliament and the executive?
(c) To what extent do judges protect civil liberties?
(c) To what extent have judges exercised greater independence in recent years?
(c) In what ways are judges independent and neutral?
(c) To what extent are judges in the uk independent and neutral?
No executive questions?
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No executive questions?
I did mention I didnt have any because I'm not answering that question, but I looked around and here are some I found:

(a) What is collective responsibility?
(a) What is cabinet government?
(a) Define individual ministerial responsibility.
(a) What is collective ministerial responsibility?
(a) Define individual ministerial responsibility.
(a) Define cabinet government
(a) What is meant by civil service neutrality?
(a) Outline the role of a minister
(a) Outline two functions of the Prime Minister
(a) Outline two powers of the Prime Minister

(b) What factors influence a Prime Minister’s appointment of ministers?
(b) What are the main sources of prime ministerial power?
(b) How are ministers made accountable to parliament?
(b) Outline the role of the cabinet.
(b) How are ministers made accountable to parliament?
(b) What factors affect the appointment of ministers?
(b) Explain three factors which may affect the appointment of ministers
(b) Explain the relationship between civil servants and ministers
(b) What are the functions of the Cabinet?
(b) Describe three factors that limit the power of the Prime (b) Minister
(b) How powerful is a Prime Minister?
(b) How effective are the constraints on the Prime Minister?
(b) In what circumstances do ministers resign?
(b) What factors influence the Prime Minister's appointment of ministers?

(c) How effective are prime ministers in controlling their ministers?
(c) How powerful is the Prime Minister?
(c) In what circumstances do ministers resign?
(c) How effective are prime ministers in controlling their ministers?
(c) How powerful is the Prime Minister?
(c) Has the prime Minister become more powerful in recent years?
(c) What factors limit the Prime Minister’s power?
(c) Analyse the circumstances in which ministers resign
(c) In what ways is the UK political system becoming more presidential?
(c) In what ways have Prime Ministers become more presidential in recent years?
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what yr r these papers from?
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Unit 1????
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No executive questions?
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You are a God send, I love you.
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Any of these for unit 1?
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