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Hey guys! Noticed there isn't a thread for the A level Politics exams for 2019. How are you guys feeling for the exam? What topics do you study?
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Hey I study the edexcel Politics (new spec) i literally jus had my mock and it was so awful the topics i study are:
- Democracy & participation
- Politcial Parties
- Voting Behaviour
- Electoral system
- Socialism
- Conservatism
- Liberalism
Component 2:
- UK gov
- US congress etc

wbu?
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Hey I study the edexcel Politics (new spec) i literally jus had my mock and it was so awful the topics i study are:
- Democracy & participation
- Politcial Parties
- Voting Behaviour
- Electoral system
- Socialism
- Conservatism
- Liberalism
Component 2:
- UK gov
- US congress etc

wbu?
Hey! I study the same except I do global politics instead of US politics. I just had my mocks too. Let’s just say I know where my weakness’s are 😂😂 but progress in politics grows exponentially over time so dwww.
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Hi everyone!

So this is going to be a thread where everyone can share their resources and help others who may be struggling with the course since there is a lot of content! Some of this stuff may apply to AQA as well.

Topics covered:
-UK Government
-UK Politics
-Core/Non core ideologies
-US Government and Politics

If there are any other topics then feel free to post them as well! Let this thread reach out to as many people as possible. Thank you!
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UK politics- topics covered:
- Democracy and participation
- Political parties
- Electoral systems
- Voting behaviour and the media

Questions that could be asked
- Democracy and participation:
To what extent is the UK in a democratic crisis?
Analyse the impact of pressure groups on UK democracy
How well are people's rights protected in the UK?

- Political parties
To what extent are general elections lost by the government or won by the opposition?
To what extent should parties be funded by the state?
To what extent is the media the most influential factor on the sucess or failiure of a political party?

- Electoral systems
Any questions on whether FPTP should be reformed
Evaluate the extent to which the increased use of referendums would improve democracy in the UK?

- Voting behaviour and the media
To what extent does the media influence general elections?
To what extent do parties use the media to influence their chances in a general election?

DISCLAIMER: these are only questions that I think may come up in the paper based on the topics covered in the textbook, and these are questions off the top of my head. If you guys need a run down of how I may lay out any of these questions then just ask me and I will be happy to do so! Also the question style for AS and A-Level are ever so slightly different but these questions should broadly cover both. Feel free to add more to this list as well.
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Bump for anyone who may be interested.
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guys what were the topics for the paper two mock
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Hey, I’m literally so scared for politics because there’s just too much content to remember!! I’ve spoken to some old politics students who were on the old speicification and from I’ve been told the best way to revise politics is to just make essay plans instead of just memorising everyone because the questions are really predictable and all link one way or another?
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Hey, I’m literally so scared for politics because there’s just too much content to remember!! I’ve spoken to some old politics students who were on the old speicification and from I’ve been told the best way to revise politics is to just make essay plans instead of just memorising everyone because the questions are really predictable and all link one way or another?
Not a politics student but I would prioritise working on your gaps from what you’ve covered up to now. Doing essay plans is also a good way to revise especially if you do them for questions that are likely to came up in this year’s exams. Good luck with your studies! blurryleo any other suggestions given that you’re the OP of this thread and (obviously) study politics?
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Hey, I’m literally so scared for politics because there’s just too much content to remember!! I’ve spoken to some old politics students who were on the old speicification and from I’ve been told the best way to revise politics is to just make essay plans instead of just memorising everyone because the questions are really predictable and all link one way or another?
I'd recommend revising that way yeah. I still think flashcards and notes for the things you find the hardest is useful but if you spend most of your time doing practise questions and memorising them I'd say that's probably best another good thing to do is to find current examples to use, for example the recent US shutdown can be used as an example for a question regarding gridlock etc. Hope this helped
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We've covered everything from component 1 and 2, including ideologies.. currently doing UK politics, and it's so sh*t. there's so much to learn, and is honestly stressing me out.

My teacher is saying the EU may be important for either one or both papers bc its the main focus of UK politics now?? idk so maybe relationship between the branches + eu is predictable... idk??? there's so much to revise, and feel like i know nothing
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I'd recommend revising that way yeah. I still think flashcards and notes for the things you find the hardest is useful but if you spend most of your time doing practise questions and memorising them I'd say that's probably best another good thing to do is to find current examples to use, for example the recent US shutdown can be used as an example for a question regarding gridlock etc. Hope this helped
Monst3r Doing lots of practice questions on your where your gaps lies is good practice leading up to the A-Level exams - planning them is fine but writing the essay is still better. Totally agree about keeping up with current affairs and finding relevant examples relating to a topic in politics. Good luck in your studies.
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We've covered everything from component 1 and 2, including ideologies.. currently doing UK politics, and it's so sh*t. there's so much to learn, and is honestly stressing me out.

My teacher is saying the EU may be important for either one or both papers bc its the main focus of UK politics now?? idk so maybe relationship between the branches + eu is predictable... idk??? there's so much to revise, and feel like i know nothing
There's obviously a lot of content to learn for A-Levels regardless of subjects but don't let that get the better of you. Now is the perfect time leading up to the exams to work on your gaps and doing as much exam practice as possible. Yes, the EU and Brexit is a hot subject of UK politics right now so keeping up on current affairs for that is good practice. However, do pay attention to things like the US government shutdown and as blurryleo has said, you could use that as an example (application) for a question on gridlock. Hope this hopes and good luck with your studies.
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We've covered everything from component 1 and 2, including ideologies.. currently doing UK politics, and it's so sh*t. there's so much to learn, and is honestly stressing me out.

My teacher is saying the EU may be important for either one or both papers bc its the main focus of UK politics now?? idk so maybe relationship between the branches + eu is predictable... idk??? there's so much to revise, and feel like i know nothing
My teacher thinks that asking a question on the EU would be unfair as Edexcel have supposedly said they won't put anything about the EU on the paper but alas they did it on the AS. The EU to me is the most irritating part of the course simply because I don't see the point in learning it. I think it's best to revise for everything and anything that could come up.

Breathe, relax. There is still time before the exams and I guarantee that very few people (including myself) have started proper revision right now. So it's chill, you got this. Just gradually go over your revision material, do a few exam questions with and without plans and I promise you little and often is key!
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(Original post by zuluzuluzulu123)
We've covered everything from component 1 and 2, including ideologies.. currently doing UK politics, and it's so sh*t. there's so much to learn, and is honestly stressing me out.

My teacher is saying the EU may be important for either one or both papers bc its the main focus of UK politics now?? idk so maybe relationship between the branches + eu is predictable... idk??? there's so much to revise, and feel like i know nothing
is this for the new syllabus or the legacy papers?
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is this for the new syllabus or the legacy papers?
I think that person meant the new syllabus and not the legacy papers.
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How are you guys structuring your 30 Mark essays for Edexcel?

What I have been told is to do:

Intro (with judgement)

And then depending on what judgement you made, either For For For or Against Against Against.

For (with some counters and then decount them)
For (with some counters and then decount them)
For (with some counters and then decount them)

Conclusion with Judgement.

What have you been told to do?
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Hey i got asked about constitutional reform, differences between the US AND UK constitution and about the functions of parliament wbu

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guys what were the topics for the paper two mock
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How are you guys structuring your 30 Mark essays for Edexcel?

What I have been told is to do:

Intro (with judgement)

And then depending on what judgement you made, either For For For or Against Against Against.

For (with some counters and then decount them)
For (with some counters and then decount them)
For (with some counters and then decount them)

Conclusion with Judgement.

What have you been told to do?
How i structure it is:

Intro: judgement + knowlegde
X2 FOR with counter arguments
X2 AGAINST with counter arguments
Con: judgement + knowlege from the arguments
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How i structure it is:

Intro: judgement + knowlegde
X2 FOR with counter arguments
X2 AGAINST with counter arguments
Con: judgement + knowlege from the arguments
So for your 2 points against, when you make a final judgement at the end of the paragraph, does that judgement support your judgement from you intro or the point you made at the beginning of the paragraph(if my Q makes sense)?
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