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Hey guys, I do a level politics and have mocks in January but I was wondering for previous a level politics students, is it better to revise all of the ideologies my school has given us 4, or is it better to revise conservatism and liberalism and just not revise the other two, I am confident on those 2 ideologies the most and think revising nationalism and socialism isn't a good idea as I get 3 ideology questions in the mock but at least one of the questions have to be either on conservatism or liberalism?? is this a good idea or should I just do all 4?
Original post by sim.sim1234567
Hey guys, I do a level politics and have mocks in January but I was wondering for previous a level politics students, is it better to revise all of the ideologies my school has given us 4, or is it better to revise conservatism and liberalism and just not revise the other two, I am confident on those 2 ideologies the most and think revising nationalism and socialism isn't a good idea as I get 3 ideology questions in the mock but at least one of the questions have to be either on conservatism or liberalism?? is this a good idea or should I just do all 4?


Really you should learn 2 main ideologies (Conservatism, Liberalism or Socialism) and your non-core ideology (Nationalism). You should have a rough idea of the main ideology that you haven't revised in depth just in case it comes up. This is what you should do for your real exams because any of them could come up, but if your school has told you one of the ones will be on either conservatism or liberalism, revise those.
but don't you get a choice in the real exam to pick what ideology you want to do?

Original post by Iosifina05
Really you should learn 2 main ideologies (Conservatism, Liberalism or Socialism) and your non-core ideology (Nationalism). You should have a rough idea of the main ideology that you haven't revised in depth just in case it comes up. This is what you should do for your real exams because any of them could come up, but if your school has told you one of the ones will be on either conservatism or liberalism, revise those.
Original post by sim.sim1234567
but don't you get a choice in the real exam to pick what ideology you want to do?


For Edexcel, you will have to write about your non-core ideology in your second paper. Unless you want to learn something else like feminism or anarchism, you will have to write about nationalism in that so you will need to know it - you do not get a choice. As for the core ideologies, yes, you do get a choice of 2 questions but there's nothing saying it can't be like 2 questions on socialism, meaning if you didn't know it you would be at a massive disadvantage.

If you have been told it's not coming up in your mocks, don't revise it. But if you haven't been told that, at least understand the basic concepts behind it, and for the real exams, make sure to know it

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