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Hi, anyone else who is studying alevel politics at the moment what are your predictions for this years exam? What sort of topics are you thinking there will be? Also if you can give me any revision tips or any resources that would be great I need lots of help :smile:
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Original post by Jessunievans
Hi, anyone else who is studying alevel politics at the moment what are your predictions for this years exam? What sort of topics are you thinking there will be? Also if you can give me any revision tips or any resources that would be great I need lots of help :smile:

i think for paper 1 some people are predicting that one of the questions might be related to party divides (e.g. whether or not the major parties are divided in policies and ideas etc), and for the ideologies section of paper 1 people are anticipating there will most likely be a liberalism question considering there wasn't one last year (although the exam board could be really nasty and do two conservatism questions or two socialism questions). i think people are also anticipating for paper 2 that there will be an EU question and/or a UK Constitution question, and i reckon there could be a House of Lords question. it's better to revise everything though because it would be a bit risky to rely on predictions and then for them to be false, because the exam boards generally try to be unpredictable.
for revision resources, i'd recommend watching 'Alan History Nerd' on youtube as he covers/summarises all the topics for paper 1 and 2, and also tutor2u as they have some videos with some quizzes and stuff. idk if you do US or global for paper 3, but i know there's some good youtube videos for global by Learning Academy and again tutor2u. revisionworld https://revisionworld.com/a2-level-level-revision/government-politics-level-revision/government-politics-level-past-papers/edexcel-level-government-politics-past-papers has past papers (2019 - 2021) and also examiner's reports on the official pearson edexcel website are really useful for direct essay tips from the exam board itself and to read model exemplar essays that previous students have written https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExam-materials (this link has past papers and examiner's reports as well as the mark schemes). generally for revision, i personally find essay planning really useful, either using past paper questions or coming up with as many plausible questions that haven't been asked yet that i can possibly think of based on the specification content and then making plans for those, or questions that my teacher has set as homework. quizlet/flashcards are also good for learning key definitions and memorising contemporary/recent examples that you can use as evidence to back up your points in essays. also watching and reading the news helps a lot for updating these contemporary examples. hope this helps :smile:
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what do you think might be in paper three global politics
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Original post by _student_23
i think for paper 1 some people are predicting that one of the questions might be related to party divides (e.g. whether or not the major parties are divided in policies and ideas etc), and for the ideologies section of paper 1 people are anticipating there will most likely be a liberalism question considering there wasn't one last year (although the exam board could be really nasty and do two conservatism questions or two socialism questions). i think people are also anticipating for paper 2 that there will be an EU question and/or a UK Constitution question, and i reckon there could be a House of Lords question. it's better to revise everything though because it would be a bit risky to rely on predictions and then for them to be false, because the exam boards generally try to be unpredictable.
for revision resources, i'd recommend watching 'Alan History Nerd' on youtube as he covers/summarises all the topics for paper 1 and 2, and also tutor2u as they have some videos with some quizzes and stuff. idk if you do US or global for paper 3, but i know there's some good youtube videos for global by Learning Academy and again tutor2u. revisionworld https://revisionworld.com/a2-level-level-revision/government-politics-level-revision/government-politics-level-past-papers/edexcel-level-government-politics-past-papers has past papers (2019 - 2021) and also examiner's reports on the official pearson edexcel website are really useful for direct essay tips from the exam board itself and to read model exemplar essays that previous students have written https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/politics-2017.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExam-materials (this link has past papers and examiner's reports as well as the mark schemes). generally for revision, i personally find essay planning really useful, either using past paper questions or coming up with as many plausible questions that haven't been asked yet that i can possibly think of based on the specification content and then making plans for those, or questions that my teacher has set as homework. quizlet/flashcards are also good for learning key definitions and memorising contemporary/recent examples that you can use as evidence to back up your points in essays. also watching and reading the news helps a lot for updating these contemporary examples. hope this helps :smile:

Thank you so so much this is brilliant! And yes I love Alan History nerd he is so helpful :smile:
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Original post by Agbaje015
what do you think might be in paper three global politics


i'm honestly not too sure about paper 3 global politics, i think it's more difficult to predict than the other papers because there's a lot more content and a lot more overlaps (i'm pretty sure one question for 2022 asked about human rights, sovereignty, globalisation and regionalism all in a singular 30 mark question). i personally think for the realism vs liberalism question it could possibly be about divisions in their beliefs on polarity and stability or divisions on what type of polarity is the best for global order/stability. as for the 30 markers and other 12 markers, i think based on past papers it's likely there could be questions on the environment, political global governance (UN, NATO etc), globalisation, and polarity (with overlaps), just because human rights, economic global governance, regionalism, and power have all come up fairly frequently and recently. environment and polarity and political global governance have especially been very infrequent questions in previous years, so i would personally say those seem the most likely to come up, although they have had an environment-related question two years in a row now (2021 and 2022) so the other two might be more likely than environment. but yeah be careful with predictions bc it would be risky to revise predictions and then for the questions to not be what you expected
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Original post by Jessunievans
Thank you so so much this is brilliant! And yes I love Alan History nerd he is so helpful :smile:


no problem :smile:

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