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    Anyone studied politics at a level? What is it like? I'm thinking of taking it and I'm not really sure what the workload is like.
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    Anyone studied politics at a level? What is it like? I'm thinking of taking it and I'm not really sure what the workload is like.
    This is the wrong section; I'll move this to the Social Sciences Study Section so you can get some replies related to Politics.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    This is the wrong section; I'll move this to the Social Sciences Study Section so you can get some replies related to Politics.
    thanks
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    I liked it (edexcel) so much I took politics for uni - I'm in my final year now
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    I liked it so much I took politics for uni - I'm in my final year now
    what exam board did you do it in a level? what kind of topics did you study etc and is it generally a hard subject?
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    what exam board did you do it in a level? what kind of topics did you study etc and is it generally a hard subject?
    sorry I edited in the exam board previously because I thought somebody might want to know - it was edexcel
    and in AS we studied british politics and in A2 we studied ideologies - some people study american politics, or a mixture of american and ideological politics (it depends on what your school or college set) - I simply did ideologies and I really enjoyed it
    in terms of whether it's difficult, I found that it was easy for me because I had a lot of interest in it - the only difficult part in terms oif the exam was finding the best ways of expressing things and putting down the most appropriate terms and jargon (although maybe I overthought about this, I did get a 100% for it). using terms like "free market of ideas" to express freedom of speech in an open society, or "meritocracy of votes" to express the nature of democratic elections, is good for showing that you can think about these kinds of ideas in more deep ways than merely "freedom/democracy is good because it's fair" (etc). it's also quite good to quote philosophers (i.e. john stuart mill, marx, etc) if you use terminologies that relate to them - if I said that socialism was about "from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs", I'd cite marx to show that it's not an accident that I use that language, showing that I have knowledge beyond merely the information in a textbook which might only give you the simpler details. sorry if I'm getting a bit confusing here - I'd say that these two bits of advice here are quite useful. this also relates a bit more to A2 than AS
 
 
 
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