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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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    (Original post by AlderKate)
    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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    (Original post by cerys gunn)
    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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    (Original post by kejsi19)
    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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