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Hello guys, I am studying AS Government and politics with the examining board Edexcel. The first Unit is People and politics and the second unit is Governing the UK. There is 4 topics per unit my teacher had told me lot of students only revise 2 topics per unit as you only answer 2 questions but she said this is risky as if a difficult question comes up I will be stuck. I have decided to revise Elections and Pressure Groups for unit 1. And for the 2nd unit I am revising Parliament and The prime minister and Cabinet. Is this a stupid idea? Or should I revise 3topics each? I am so confused! Any advice I will appreciate plus if anyone has notes they would kindly pass into me for unit 2 I would be very grateful thankyou!
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No no no
I did it last year (got 196/200)
Do not just revise two! Especially for unit 2 as it leaves you know question choice
Unit 2 leave out judiciary and do the other 3 unit 1 defo do democracy as if links with all the other topics


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No no no
I did it last year (got 196/200)
Do not just revise two! Especially for unit 2 as it leaves you know question choice
Unit 2 leave out judiciary and do the other 3 unit 1 defo do democracy as if links with all the other topics


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ahh im in a similar situation....I was thinking of leaving out judiciary....

any tips for the exam? like what to revise and how to?!?
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No no no
I did it last year (got 196/200)
Do not just revise two! Especially for unit 2 as it leaves you know question choice
Unit 2 leave out judiciary and do the other 3 unit 1 defo do democracy as if links with all the other topics


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WOW your marks are amazing how did you manage to achieve such high marks? Also, thanks for the reply!
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WOW your marks are amazing how did you manage to achieve such high marks? Also, thanks for the reply!
doing the exam as well

have you started revising?
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I'd say learn 3 topics in each of the units.

Unit 1 I left out Party policies
Unit 2 I left out judiciary


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doing the exam as well

have you started revising?
Hello, I haven't started revising as I'm still writing my notes (I revise really weird) what about you?
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Hello, I haven't started revising as I'm still writing my notes (I revise really weird) what about you?
same man, writing notes...
when do you hope to have your notes finished by? How do you revise...like what technique do you use?
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same man, writing notes...
when do you hope to have your notes finished by? How do you revise...like what technique do you use?
I have a problem where it takes me a VERY long time to memorise something so I have to constantly go over one sentence until it is drilled into my head then I would revise another sentence but after 10mins or so I will make sure the stuff I have revised before that I still remember it so I jot it down. Sounds quite complex but it's the only technique that works for me. I've been slacking in terms of writing notes etc and it hit me yesterday time is short so I need to make sure ALL unit 1 politics notes are finished by this week. Then I will type them up. I revise better from typed up stuff as I can't revise from my own handwriting it just don't seem real lol. I still have Unit2 notes to do aswell. once I'm finished politics notes I will be very very happy. What about you? and what topics have you picked?
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I'd say learn 3 topics in each of the units.

Unit 1 I left out Party policies
Unit 2 I left out judiciary


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That is exactly what I was thinking and will do thanks!
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I have a problem where it takes me a VERY long time to memorise something so I have to constantly go over one sentence until it is drilled into my head then I would revise another sentence but after 10mins or so I will make sure the stuff I have revised before that I still remember it so I jot it down. Sounds quite complex but it's the only technique that works for me. I've been slacking in terms of writing notes etc and it hit me yesterday time is short so I need to make sure ALL unit 1 politics notes are finished by this week. Then I will type them up. I revise better from typed up stuff as I can't revise from my own handwriting it just don't seem real lol. I still have Unit2 notes to do aswell. once I'm finished politics notes I will be very very happy. What about you? and what topics have you picked?
Left out party politics for unit 1....too much to learn and judiciary for unit 2.
I kinda write notes, keep reading them and make posters or flash cards and then past papers....
Make sure you do past papers yeah!
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Left out party politics for unit 1....too much to learn and judiciary for unit 2.
I kinda write notes, keep reading them and make posters or flash cards and then past papers....
Make sure you do past papers yeah!
We left out Party Politics because the college didn't want to teach it to us. That's mainly because for everyone who sat that topic, the highest marks for it were D's because people found it too confusing


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We left out Party Politics because the college didn't want to teach it to us. That's mainly because for everyone who sat that topic, the highest marks for it were D's because people found it too confusing


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aye aye lol. Its too much to learn and it does sound confusing....Thatcherrism, Milibands Labour party....argh lol
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It's not that much to learn! Although I agree leave out judiciary because parties is the topic that most don't do you usually get a v easy question on it


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It's not that much to learn! Although I agree leave out judiciary because parties is the topic that most don't do you usually get a v easy question on it


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I'ce decided to do Democracy, Elections and pressure groups for unit 1. And for unit 2 Constitution, Parliament and The prime minister and the cabinet. Thanks for your help guys 😃
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Just wanted to say for the last question in the Exam I think it's 25 marks. How would you write it? We were told an intro - 4Points - conclusion?
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Just wanted to say for the last question in the Exam I think it's 25 marks. How would you write it? We were told an intro - 4Points - conclusion?
Into
3 points for
3 points against
Conclusion

You can use more than 3 points if you have time, or even do a 4:2 points ratio.
Don't forget to include evidence such as statistics to back up your points


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Just reading this was helpful.
I had my mocks last two weeks and I got an A in Unit 1 but I failed unit 2, So I need to really start revision.
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Just reading this was helpful.
I had my mocks last two weeks and I got an A in Unit 1 but I failed unit 2, So I need to really start revision.
you started revising yet?
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you started revising yet?
Yep. For government. What other subjects are you taking ?
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