(Original post by TopCat06)
Some A grade knowhow would be very appreciated on how to get an A in alevel politics. At the minute my knowledge is quite thin so just inform me of the basics too! or any good websites for learning stuff.
i'll be learning material on these topics:
Module 1 Political culture, electoral systems and voting behaviour in the UK.
Module 2 Political parties, pressure groups and protest movements in the UK.
Module 3 Features of a representative democracy. A study of government and Parliament in the UK and Europe
ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT
for a start. also have i got news for you when its on, lol. if you are going for the A grade examiners are impressed by knowledge of current affairs and applying them to your answers.
tbh first year politics is pretty easy, its the A2 year you have to worry about. you gotta learn theories and stuff and the works of various people like marx, locke, weber, hume.
in terms of the first year suff, you just really get taught the basics. that first module you mentioned is like, learning what the voting systems are, like first past the post, proportional representation, AMS, single transferable vote, etc, learning the benefits and drawbacks of each system and what countries use it. voting behaviour, well, its obvious, why people vote they way they do, tactical voting, abstaining, class, age, the bandwagon effect, underdog effect, the shy conservative, etc. its probably the module i enjoyed the most. also it goes into the role the media plays, thats quite interesting
the second module, well, its pretty much what it says on the tin..
the third, you learn about the two chambers in parliament, the roles of legislateur, the executive, and the judiciary, the process of reaching decisions, the role of / debates over the constitution (written vs unwritten), how the EU works, and other random stuff... i did all this 3 years ago, my memory is hazy. neway watch out for the second year :| i only got an A because i did so wel in the first year and it brought my marks up.