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Hey,

Does anyone have any predictions for questions on Topic 1 (Participation and Voting Behaviour) and for Topic 2 (Electoral Systems)?

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Are u retaking?? I am too! I presume there wont be a referendums question as it made up all of last years electoral systems question but u never know
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I'm sitting AS and A2 for the first time this year! I think they might recycle a lot of questions this year since it's the last year of the exam
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Same calderar ! Thought I was one of the only few taking this as government is a subject people usually pass so not many retake. I feel like they may base this years one on one from before 2013 as you rightly said, it's the last year.
Either that or I think it'll have to do with brexit (hoping not)
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Does anyone have any predictions for GOVP2 parliament and core executive?
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Can someone explain why the use of referendums has increased since 1997???
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Can someone explain why the use of referendums has increased since 1997???
- rise in controversial issues
- rise in informal politics than formal: 38 degrees (UK campaign group has 2.5 million members whereas, the Labour Party has 552,000 members) has more members - shift from party membership to pressure group (so influence of pressure groups is higher)
- role of mass media
- increasing political participation: general elections are fixed term - without referendums it will lead to voter fatigue
- increased internet access: people are becoming more aware and are putting their views forward
- increase in single issues: people are more attracted to individual decision making and action than group

HOWEVER, providing the use of referendums:
- subject to influence of external groups (Cambridge analytica - eu referendum 2016)
- democratic overload
- holds the views of the day
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Does anyone have suggestions for time management as the time given is generally too short..
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ioWolfdinii did you manage to finish on time? Literally finished on the second.

Not sure how well I answered the 25 marker for topic 1?? I made a point for how class was a more prevalent in the past, but then made a rebuttal about how it was still important. I did the same with 2 points about gender and then finished with a point on ethnicity. Does that sound about right? I've basically answered it how I'd answer a 'discuss question'...
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I did finish, but didn't really have enough time to go into depth and compare properly for them A grades
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Are you applying for Uni ioWolfdinii? What grades do you need?
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Yeah I am, need AAB/ABB
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Can anyone confirm what the 10 mark question was on electoral systems topic 2? Was it to the effect that FPTP are more representative than party lists??
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(Original post by calderar)
Hey,

Does anyone have any predictions for questions on Topic 1 (Participation and Voting Behaviour) and for Topic 2 (Electoral Systems)?

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Would anyone be kind enough to share their notes with me? Im also doing AQA AS Politics
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