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Grow Your Grades: Michelle's version

What I study :
Politics (Edexcel)
Law (OCR)
English Literature (Edexcel)

What I struggle with:
Politics- ideology essays
Law- evaluation questions and consistency in revision
English Literature- essay writing, specific context, timing

Content of subjects:
Politics
Paper 3- Global Politics
Law
Criminal/ Legal System
Tort/ Law Making
Contract/ Nature of Law
English Literature
Othello
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Handmaid's Tale
Frankenstein
Poems of the Decade
Rossetti

Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24

What I plan to do 13.04.24
Politics: Paper 1 2020 (assisted planning)
Law: Diminished Responsibility/ Murder (revision cards)
English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar

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Original post by alevelstudiesmo
What I study :
Politics (Edexcel)
Law (OCR)
English Literature (Edexcel)
What I struggle with:
Politics- ideology essays
Law- evaluation questions and consistency in revision
English Literature- essay writing, specific context, timing
Content of subjects:
Politics
Paper 3- Global Politics
Law
Criminal/ Legal System
Tort/ Law Making
Contract/ Nature of Law
English Literature
Othello
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Handmaid's Tale
Frankenstein
Poems of the Decade
Rossetti
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24
What I plan to do 13.04.24
Politics: Paper 1 2020 (assisted planning)
Law: Diminished Responsibility/ Murder (revision cards)
English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar

hey Michelle well done for creating a blog and i'm excited to see your progress! i'm going to tag some other bloggers in! i believe @erin11 does politics so you guys have something in common :biggrin:!

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politics and English rise up
Welcome!!
i hope your revision went well today xx i do totally different subjects to yours, it's cool seeing the humanities blogs on here !!!
Good luck : )
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
What I study :
Politics (Edexcel)
Law (OCR)
English Literature (Edexcel)
What I struggle with:
Politics- ideology essays
Law- evaluation questions and consistency in revision
English Literature- essay writing, specific context, timing
Content of subjects:
Politics
Paper 3- Global Politics
Law
Criminal/ Legal System
Tort/ Law Making
Contract/ Nature of Law
English Literature
Othello
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Handmaid's Tale
Frankenstein
Poems of the Decade
Rossetti
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24
What I plan to do 13.04.24
Politics: Paper 1 2020 (assisted planning)
Law: Diminished Responsibility/ Murder (revision cards)
English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar

Welcome!
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
What I study :
Politics (Edexcel)
Law (OCR)
English Literature (Edexcel)
What I struggle with:
Politics- ideology essays
Law- evaluation questions and consistency in revision
English Literature- essay writing, specific context, timing
Content of subjects:
Politics
Paper 3- Global Politics
Law
Criminal/ Legal System
Tort/ Law Making
Contract/ Nature of Law
English Literature
Othello
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Handmaid's Tale
Frankenstein
Poems of the Decade
Rossetti
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24
What I plan to do 13.04.24
Politics: Paper 1 2020 (assisted planning)
Law: Diminished Responsibility/ Murder (revision cards)
English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar


Welc to gyg 🩷🩷 hope ur revision went well
welcome!
yes, I also do politics - which exam board do you do? :smile:
Reply 8
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
What I study :
Politics (Edexcel)
Law (OCR)
English Literature (Edexcel)
What I struggle with:
Politics- ideology essays
Law- evaluation questions and consistency in revision
English Literature- essay writing, specific context, timing
Content of subjects:
Politics
Paper 3- Global Politics
Law
Criminal/ Legal System
Tort/ Law Making
Contract/ Nature of Law
English Literature
Othello
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Handmaid's Tale
Frankenstein
Poems of the Decade
Rossetti
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24
What I plan to do 13.04.24
Politics: Paper 1 2020 (assisted planning)
Law: Diminished Responsibility/ Murder (revision cards)
English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar

Good luck!! Your English texts sound really cool 🙂
Original post by erin11
welcome!
yes, I also do politics - which exam board do you do? :smile:
Hello. I do Edexcel.
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
Hello. I do Edexcel.

cool - I do AQA! I think a lot of things are the same though.
how do ideology essays work for edexcel? hopefully I'll be able to help ?
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
What I study :
Politics (Edexcel)
Law (OCR)
English Literature (Edexcel)
What I struggle with:
Politics- ideology essays
Law- evaluation questions and consistency in revision
English Literature- essay writing, specific context, timing
Content of subjects:
Politics
Paper 3- Global Politics
Law
Criminal/ Legal System
Tort/ Law Making
Contract/ Nature of Law
English Literature
Othello
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Handmaid's Tale
Frankenstein
Poems of the Decade
Rossetti
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24
What I plan to do 13.04.24
Politics: Paper 1 2020 (assisted planning)
Law: Diminished Responsibility/ Murder (revision cards)
English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar

14.04.24

Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24

What I plan to do 14.04.24
(Number of importance with 1- most)
3. Politics: Seneca for 2 areas
1. Law: Evaluation Criminal question, Diminished Responsibility, (revision cards)
2. English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar 2017

What I did complete
Law: Murder (revision cards)
Reflection of 13.04.24
I am a little disappointed that I only completed one Law revision task. On the bright side I did begin on the Politics tasks. I tried planning a socialism question and even though I went over it with my Tutor, I am still not confident with it. I did read an article about socialism and equality.

Concerns
Timing
Knowledge

Questions I have for my teachers
Where would it be most appropriate to use Robert Owen in a socialism ideology question? Would I use him in the same way I would use Adam Smith?

Quote of the Month
‘Don’t Limit your Challenges,
Challenge your Limits’
Original post by erin11
cool - I do AQA! I think a lot of things are the same though.
how do ideology essays work for edexcel? hopefully I'll be able to help ?

I think the only main difference between AQA ideologies and Edexcel are the marks. AO1: understanding/ knowledge ao2: Analysis and AO3 evaluation.
My teachers are quite strict on including agreeance and disagreeance in each paragraph.
One thing about about ideology questions, that I don't understand, is how to effectively use the thinkers. Especially in situations where Disraeli (One-Nation conservative) is not a key thinker or the feminist thinkers aren't within a strict strand.
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
I think the only main difference between AQA ideologies and Edexcel are the marks. AO1: understanding/ knowledge ao2: Analysis and AO3 evaluation.
My teachers are quite strict on including agreeance and disagreeance in each paragraph.
One thing about about ideology questions, that I don't understand, is how to effectively use the thinkers. Especially in situations where Disraeli (One-Nation conservative) is not a key thinker or the feminist thinkers aren't within a strict strand.

I can PM you one of my ideology essays if you want ? I have a couple where I got A/A*s, then you can see how ive used the thinkers?
Original post by erin11
I can PM you one of my ideology essays if you want ? I have a couple where I got A/A*s, then you can see how ive used the thinkers?

Yes, please. That would be so helpful.
welcome to gyg !!
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
What I study :
Politics (Edexcel)
Law (OCR)
English Literature (Edexcel)
What I struggle with:
Politics- ideology essays
Law- evaluation questions and consistency in revision
English Literature- essay writing, specific context, timing
Content of subjects:
Politics
Paper 3- Global Politics
Law
Criminal/ Legal System
Tort/ Law Making
Contract/ Nature of Law
English Literature
Othello
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Handmaid's Tale
Frankenstein
Poems of the Decade
Rossetti
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24
What I plan to do 13.04.24
Politics: Paper 1 2020 (assisted planning)
Law: Diminished Responsibility/ Murder (revision cards)
English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar

On: 14.04.24 for 15.04.24
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24

What I plan to do 15.04.24 (Number of importance with 1- most)
1. Politics: Continue planning essay for Paper 1
3. Law: Go over Murder questions
2. English: 2020 echo love exam plan- Rossetti

What I did complete I completed all of what I wanted to for the 14.04.24.
Reflection of 14.04.24 I am quite proud of myself for completing things, although it does panic me how unprepared I am for the tests tomorrow. I’ve started the plans for the 2020 politics paper that I was meant to complete on the 13.04.24. I woke up quite late so I missed ‘Sunday with LK’ so I watched the beginning of it, I’ve also listened to some other politics podcasts.
This does not relate to my academics but does make my life feel free: I’ve cleaned my room, changed my bed sheets. This makes it easier for me to visualise what I need to get done and like they say clean room, clean mind.
Concerns Making sure I give my self time away from studying so I don’t over work myself and I can tend to my other priorities.
Questions I have for my teachers I had difficulties answering this question, I found that it was difficult to form points that supported the government legislation argument (besides the Human Rights Act 1998).
‘Evaluate the view that the various electoral systems in use in the UK make significant differences to party representation.’

Quote of the Month
‘Don’t Limit your Challenges,
Challenge your Limits’
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
On: 14.04.24 for 15.04.24
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24
What I plan to do 15.04.24 (Number of importance with 1- most)
1. Politics: Continue planning essay for Paper 1
3. Law: Go over Murder questions
2. English: 2020 echo love exam plan- Rossetti
What I did complete I completed all of what I wanted to for the 14.04.24.
Reflection of 14.04.24 I am quite proud of myself for completing things, although it does panic me how unprepared I am for the tests tomorrow. I’ve started the plans for the 2020 politics paper that I was meant to complete on the 13.04.24. I woke up quite late so I missed ‘Sunday with LK’ so I watched the beginning of it, I’ve also listened to some other politics podcasts.
This does not relate to my academics but does make my life feel free: I’ve cleaned my room, changed my bed sheets. This makes it easier for me to visualise what I need to get done and like they say clean room, clean mind.
Concerns Making sure I give my self time away from studying so I don’t over work myself and I can tend to my other priorities.
Questions I have for my teachers I had difficulties answering this question, I found that it was difficult to form points that supported the government legislation argument (besides the Human Rights Act 1998).
‘Evaluate the view that the various electoral systems in use in the UK make significant differences to party representation.’
Quote of the Month
‘Don’t Limit your Challenges,
Challenge your Limits’

On: 18.04.24
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer-MisRep) 25.04.24

What I plan to do 18.04.24 (Number of importance with 1- most)
1. Politics: Paper 2 plan source question
2. English: Watch Streetcar 1951, Babylon the Great Fact sheet

What I did complete
I completed all of what I wanted to for the 15.04.24 and I continued to work on my revision for politics and English literature.
Reflection of the week so far I did not cover all the practice plans I could have do for Paper 1 politics however the ones I did cover luckily showed up on the paper. When I say luck I mean luck, I literally only did one source question plan with the source at hand, and it came up. It was lucky although I did not finish either question, to the point I missed out the intro. There were also some benefits and negatives for the English one too, which I did today. Overall, I am still immensely proud with how I tackled it today because last year I wouldn’t even have been able to come up with the knowledge.
Concerns Spacing out my revision and figuring out what will be the most helpful in the little time I have left. To try and stay consistent. I need to spend more time do timed assessments for Politics and Literature.

Quote of the Month
‘Don’t Limit your Challenges,
Challenge your Limits’
Reply 18
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
What I study :
Politics (Edexcel)
Law (OCR)
English Literature (Edexcel)
What I struggle with:
Politics- ideology essays
Law- evaluation questions and consistency in revision
English Literature- essay writing, specific context, timing
Content of subjects:
Politics
Paper 3- Global Politics
Law
Criminal/ Legal System
Tort/ Law Making
Contract/ Nature of Law
English Literature
Othello
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Handmaid's Tale
Frankenstein
Poems of the Decade
Rossetti
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 1 Politics 16.04.24
Paper 3 Literature (poetry) 18.04.24
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer) 18.04.24
What I plan to do 13.04.24
Politics: Paper 1 2020 (assisted planning)
Law: Diminished Responsibility/ Murder (revision cards)
English: Paper 3 PoD exemplar

Woah! good luck with your papers :biggrin: :lovedup:
Original post by alevelstudiesmo
On: 18.04.24
Practice Exams coming up:
Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer-MisRep) 25.04.24
What I plan to do 18.04.24 (Number of importance with 1- most)
1. Politics: Paper 2 plan source question
2. English: Watch Streetcar 1951, Babylon the Great Fact sheet
What I did complete
I completed all of what I wanted to for the 15.04.24 and I continued to work on my revision for politics and English literature.
Reflection of the week so far I did not cover all the practice plans I could have do for Paper 1 politics however the ones I did cover luckily showed up on the paper. When I say luck I mean luck, I literally only did one source question plan with the source at hand, and it came up. It was lucky although I did not finish either question, to the point I missed out the intro. There were also some benefits and negatives for the English one too, which I did today. Overall, I am still immensely proud with how I tackled it today because last year I wouldn’t even have been able to come up with the knowledge.
Concerns Spacing out my revision and figuring out what will be the most helpful in the little time I have left. To try and stay consistent. I need to spend more time do timed assessments for Politics and Literature.
Quote of the Month
‘Don’t Limit your Challenges,
Challenge your Limits’

On: 20.04.24
Practice Exams coming up:Paper 3 Law (Contract model answer-MisRep) 25.04.24

What I plan to do 20.04.24 (Number of importance with 1- most)

1.

Politics:
Paper 1 Voting behaviour question,
Liberalism Question

2.

English: Babylon the Great Fact sheet

3.

Law: Non- Fatal revision cards

What I did complete
I watched the 1951 Kazan production of Streetcar. It made me really want to explore the queerness of Blanche as a character, which I might do later this following week.

Good Things that happened this week
My pen pal finally responded. It'd been a while so it was nice to hear back from them.

Quote of the Month
‘Don’t Limit your Challenges,
Challenge your Limits’

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