Paper Predictions Edexcel Unit 1/2 Exams 2017 (Government and Politics)

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Just wondering what everybody's predictions are for the Edexcel government and politics exam both unit one and two!?
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Just wondering what everybody's predictions are for the Edexcel government and politics exam both unit one and two!?
unit 1 parties; differing ideas between two major parties for the 25 marker I think
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I'm thinking a 25 marker on referendums for Democracy and participation because there hasn't been one for years.
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Im thinking Referendums, Proportional representation and maybe Pressure groups promoting Democracy
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Im thinking Referendums, Proportional representation and maybe Pressure groups promoting Democracy
Yeah I agree, 'to what extent would a greater use of referendums strengthen democracy?' I think.
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unit 2?
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My teacher has predicted right the past few years; here are this years:

Unit 1 (UK: People and Politics)
o Topic 1: Democracy
- Should referendums be more widely used in the UK? (25)
- To what extent does democracy in the UK suffer from a 'participation crisis’? (25)
o Topic 2: Parties
- To what extent is the modern Conservative Party influenced by ‘One Nation’ principles? (25)
- To what extent do the UK’s major parties accept Thatcherite ideas and policies? (25)
o Topic 3: Elections
- Should ‘First Past the Post’ continue to be used for elections to the House of Commons? (25)
- How far does the Westminster electoral system ensure strong and stable government? (25)
o Topic 4: Pressure Groups
- Why are some pressure groups more influential than others? (25)
- To what extent are the largest pressure groups the most successful ones? (25)

Unit 2 (UK: Governing the UK)
o Topic 1: Constitution
- ‘The UK Constitution is no longer fit for purpose.’ Discuss (25/40)
- 'The advantages of a codified constitution now outweigh its disadvantages' Discus (25/40)
o Topic 2: Parliament
- How effective are backbench MPs? (25/40)
- ‘Parliament carries out none of its functions adequately.’ Discuss (25/40)
- To what extent does Parliament control executive power? (25/40)
o Topic 3: PM and Cabinet
- How important is the cabinet? (25/40)
- To what extent can the PM control the cabinet? (25/40)
- To what extent does the PM dominate the political system in the UK? (25/40)
o Topic 4: Judges and Civil Liberties
- To what extent can judges check the power of the executive and the legislature? (25/40)
- To what extent are UK judges both independent and neutral? (25/40)
- Is the judiciary too powerful, or is it not powerful enough? (25/40)
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(Original post by josiebarnes10)
My teacher has predicted right the past few years; here are this years:

Unit 1 (UK: People and Politics)
o Topic 1: Democracy
- Should referendums be more widely used in the UK? (25)
- To what extent does democracy in the UK suffer from a 'participation crisis’? (25)
o Topic 2: Parties
- To what extent is the modern Conservative Party influenced by ‘One Nation’ principles? (25)
- To what extent do the UK’s major parties accept Thatcherite ideas and policies? (25)
o Topic 3: Elections
- Should ‘First Past the Post’ continue to be used for elections to the House of Commons? (25)
- How far does the Westminster electoral system ensure strong and stable government? (25)
o Topic 4: Pressure Groups
- Why are some pressure groups more influential than others? (25)
- To what extent are the largest pressure groups the most successful ones? (25)

Unit 2 (UK: Governing the UK)
o Topic 1: Constitution
- ‘The UK Constitution is no longer fit for purpose.’ Discuss (25/40)
- 'The advantages of a codified constitution now outweigh its disadvantages' Discus (25/40)
o Topic 2: Parliament
- How effective are backbench MPs? (25/40)
- ‘Parliament carries out none of its functions adequately.’ Discuss (25/40)
- To what extent does Parliament control executive power? (25/40)
o Topic 3: PM and Cabinet
- How important is the cabinet? (25/40)
- To what extent can the PM control the cabinet? (25/40)
- To what extent does the PM dominate the political system in the UK? (25/40)
o Topic 4: Judges and Civil Liberties
- To what extent can judges check the power of the executive and the legislature? (25/40)
- To what extent are UK judges both independent and neutral? (25/40)
- Is the judiciary too powerful, or is it not powerful enough? (25/40)
jesus christ, say thanks to your teacher for me! got it spot on for democracy and parties!
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So happy my predictions were right!
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can someone post the answers for the questions? in bullet points ofc
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can someone post the answers for the questions? in bullet points ofc
25 marker on retaining FPTP.
Introduction

For
. MP-Constituency Link
. Often produces government with majority unlike proportional representation
. Prevents extremist Parties gaining power.

Against
. Can create a government elected on a minority of popular vote,
. Not proportional.
. Unfair to small parties

Conclusion
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absolutely agree with your teacher on unit 2's topic 1 and 3 - my teacher has also made these predictions these type of questions haven't come-up on a while now (I'm sitting the AQA paper)
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(Original post by josiebarnes10)
My teacher has predicted right the past few years; here are this years:

Unit 1 (UK: People and Politics)
o Topic 1: Democracy
- Should referendums be more widely used in the UK? (25)
- To what extent does democracy in the UK suffer from a 'participation crisis’? (25)
o Topic 2: Parties
- To what extent is the modern Conservative Party influenced by ‘One Nation’ principles? (25)
- To what extent do the UK’s major parties accept Thatcherite ideas and policies? (25)
o Topic 3: Elections
- Should ‘First Past the Post’ continue to be used for elections to the House of Commons? (25)
- How far does the Westminster electoral system ensure strong and stable government? (25)
o Topic 4: Pressure Groups
- Why are some pressure groups more influential than others? (25)
- To what extent are the largest pressure groups the most successful ones? (25)

Unit 2 (UK: Governing the UK)
o Topic 1: Constitution
- ‘The UK Constitution is no longer fit for purpose.’ Discuss (25/40)
- 'The advantages of a codified constitution now outweigh its disadvantages' Discus (25/40)
o Topic 2: Parliament
- How effective are backbench MPs? (25/40)
- ‘Parliament carries out none of its functions adequately.’ Discuss (25/40)
- To what extent does Parliament control executive power? (25/40)
o Topic 3: PM and Cabinet
- How important is the cabinet? (25/40)
- To what extent can the PM control the cabinet? (25/40)
- To what extent does the PM dominate the political system in the UK? (25/40)
o Topic 4: Judges and Civil Liberties
- To what extent can judges check the power of the executive and the legislature? (25/40)
- To what extent are UK judges both independent and neutral? (25/40)
- Is the judiciary too powerful, or is it not powerful enough? (25/40)
You sir, are a legend. That same exact same FPTP question came up. Literally word for word.
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Last minute plea: does anyone have any good examples for Unit 2? I've studied Constitution, Parliament, and PM+Cabinet, but I feel like I'm going to need examples for 25/40 markers. Anything would be appreciated.
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