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I'm finding A2 politics so hard, I lose marks for not expanding my answers, help
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i agree its a lot harder than as level... as the a02 marks are a lot higher this time you have to make links within the topic youre covering and the other topics too.. i dont know if youre doing ideologies or america but im doing ideologies and a really simple way to get higher marks is by referring to specific types of say liberalism or socialism instead of just saying socialists believe....

also its really annoying but this year theres more of a need to put a summarising sentence at the end of your paras just to link it back to the question because it gets you more marks as you keep referring back...

also use up-to-date info as well similar to as....for example i recently did a question for 'is socialism defined by its opposition to capitalism'.. to increase analysis marks you can say which viewpoints within socialism are currently dominating eg fundamentalist arguments are less significant since the fall of the soviet union, are third way ideas now dominant or has there been a re-emergence of social democracy eg corbyn

also to increase your marks you gotta such key thinkers whenever you can, dont worry about their first name or background info or year they said it or any of that just give the last name and their quote or theory

hopeuflly this gives you more of a guide? if you need more info ill be able to help ya
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I'm currently studying A2. At the moment we're glossing over political issues in the UK, but also beginning to look at the EU.

Learning all the different areas in which we have to learn is quite difficult, particularly the economy and how certain things like quantitative easing works.

What I'm worried about the most is structuring my revision. For instance, the key topics, questions, things to look at. I don't want to get bogged down in anything, but I won't because I don't know where to start my revision yet. If you guys have any ideas, I'd appreciate it.

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i agree its a lot harder than as level... as the a02 marks are a lot higher this time you have to make links within the topic youre covering and the other topics too.. i dont know if youre doing ideologies or america but im doing ideologies and a really simple way to get higher marks is by referring to specific types of say liberalism or socialism instead of just saying socialists believe....

also its really annoying but this year theres more of a need to put a summarising sentence at the end of your paras just to link it back to the question because it gets you more marks as you keep referring back...

also use up-to-date info as well similar to as....for example i recently did a question for 'is socialism defined by its opposition to capitalism'.. to increase analysis marks you can say which viewpoints within socialism are currently dominating eg fundamentalist arguments are less significant since the fall of the soviet union, are third way ideas now dominant or has there been a re-emergence of social democracy eg corbyn

also to increase your marks you gotta such key thinkers whenever you can, dont worry about their first name or background info or year they said it or any of that just give the last name and their quote or theory

hopeuflly this gives you more of a guide? if you need more info ill be able to help ya
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