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A2 Edexcel American Government & Politics Specification watch

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    Could anyone give me a detailed outline of the specification as on the edexcel website, it is extremly brief and I'm unsure of what exactly to revise?

    Thanks
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    For what paper as there are 2 papers for edexcel politics?
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    3C: Political Parties, Pressure Groups, Race and Ethnical Politics, Elections

    4C: Congress, Constitution, Supreme Court, Presidency

    I think it's 3C and 4C, I might be mistaken on that...
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    Thats exactly what I'm doing ah the thought of doing them papers
    Sorry I cant give you an exact detailed run through of the spec but to be honest the topics you have outlined above are the onlly things they can ask you about

    At the moment I'm doing an essay on Do US pressure groups help or hinder democracy? you got any ideas on the two arguments?
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    (Original post by tala121)
    At the moment I'm doing an essay on Do US pressure groups help or hinder democracy? you got any ideas on the two arguments?
    I hate pressure groups...all I remember is that pressure groups can
    1) look out for themselves and hinder the minority in society
    2) promote democracy by providing a platform for minorities and helping them through test cases

    i'd avoid doing pressure groups though, I hate it lol...
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    I know its such a long topic to learn
    To be honest i'm a bit confused on the structure of this paper I thought we had to learn all the topics as all of them would come up unlike year 12 where we could revise 3 topics
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    (Original post by tala121)
    I know its such a long topic to learn
    To be honest i'm a bit confused on the structure of this paper I thought we had to learn all the topics as all of them would come up unlike year 12 where we could revise 3 topics
    havent you done an exam from American Politics yet? :O

    it will give us 5 choices of 15 marker questions that we can answer, but we only answer 3 of them

    then they will give us a choice of two 45 mark questions, and we only answer one

    they mix up the topics but it's very likely that Race/Ethical will be a 45 mark question (but what they ask will vary)

    I got away with just studying three topics - I left out pressure groups :P
    but yeah, I guess it would be safe to study all of them...I mean I studied three but really in detail so I knew how to deal with it if they threw me a tricky question
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    We havent even done a mock yet and my schools supposedly a grammer school ;/
    Thanks for that!
    So are you confident with this exam as you had the mock? I feel like I know nothing especially in dpeth!
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    oh nah, we did a paper for it in January...I got an A so i'm pretty happy with that
    we haven't done a mock for the paper that we're going to sit in January yet but I think this paper is easier than 3C, I think we're doing the mock next week or something...

    if you ever want to revise/discuss the course if you're unsure about anything then feel free to PM me
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    I'm gonna take you up on your offer of help lol
    I'm totally baffeled about the US electoral system very confusing and long with the primaries and invisible primaries..care to discuss?
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    sure I dont mind haha...uhhh you want to discuss it on TSR?
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    sorry i'm new to student room so i don't really know how it works..

    shall i start a new thread and have a discussion about these 2 papers?
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    sure if you want to...
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    I don't actually know how to start a thread

    Anyways could you help me on this question..

    Does the Supreme Court have too much power for an unelected body? 45 marks
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    Does any body known which one is easier? Elections and voting or political parties???
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    (Original post by Danyial123)
    Does any body known which one is easier? Elections and voting or political parties???
    pressure groups is the hardest for me, I skipped that section
    I would say Political Parties is the easiest
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    thanks, can you please give me some tips on how to structure the essay? and do you have any model answers for questions or notes pls
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    (Original post by Danyial123)
    thanks, can you please give me some tips on how to structure the essay? and do you have any model answers for questions or notes pls
    for 15 markers, I would just do three points and a mini conclusion. maybe a small intro if you want.

    45 markers, do around 4-5 points with an intro and conclusion. but detail counts more.
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    Do you have any Model structured answers for the essays i can have a look at please? Really in need for some model answers of previous questions?
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    check on the edexcel website, they should have a couple on there
 
 
 

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