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i’m so intensely worried about edexcel a level politics. i haven’t been achieving very high and all i really want is a grade c or b. how hard is it achieve in this year? and if i do a lot of essay plans on predicted topics and revise them really well, is it possible i’m able to achieve those grades. i know it’s my fault for not preparing in advance but i have been dealing with personal issues (though that is probably still not an excuse) ???
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can anyone give any advice or help or resources or anything?
Unfortunately, I'm doing WJEC Government and Politics, but hopefully I'll be a little bit of help. What do you do? Is it ideologies? Politics of the UK? America? I have also been dealing with mental health issues myself and so I know how it is when it comes to not being able to work because of it. I hope you are okay! I feel like a B/C is totally achievable!
Original post by maddie’
i’m so intensely worried about edexcel a level politics. i haven’t been achieving very high and all i really want is a grade c or b. how hard is it achieve in this year? and if i do a lot of essay plans on predicted topics and revise them really well, is it possible i’m able to achieve those grades. i know it’s my fault for not preparing in advance but i have been dealing with personal issues (though that is probably still not an excuse) ???

Hey I have a list of predicted questions that you should mainly focus on since they can be applied to any question. I know the exam is is very close but maybe they can be of help xx
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Original post by 16KorkuluAy
Hey I have a list of predicted questions that you should mainly focus on since they can be applied to any question. I know the exam is is very close but maybe they can be of help xx

where can I find them or can u send them to me, I'm so grateful
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Original post by HistorianFarr
Unfortunately, I'm doing WJEC Government and Politics, but hopefully I'll be a little bit of help. What do you do? Is it ideologies? Politics of the UK? America? I have also been dealing with mental health issues myself and so I know how it is when it comes to not being able to work because of it. I hope you are okay! I feel like a B/C is totally achievable!

im so sorry for the late reply. I have been struggling really badly with my mental health and preparing for exams. honestly anything would help, examples, plans ideologies info. I'm so so thankful for your reply
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Original post by HistorianFarr
Unfortunately, I'm doing WJEC Government and Politics, but hopefully I'll be a little bit of help. What do you do? Is it ideologies? Politics of the UK? America? I have also been dealing with mental health issues myself and so I know how it is when it comes to not being able to work because of it. I hope you are okay! I feel like a B/C is totally achievable!

I hope that you are feeling okay too xx
Original post by maddie’
where can I find them or can u send them to me, I'm so grateful


I’ll note them down here since I can’t private message yet

- pressure groups vs think tanks & lobbyists
- democratic legitimacy being undermined
- conservative party has moved away from Thatcherism
- major parties are no longer united
- party policies are more important than manifestos
- election campaigns vs media, social class etc
- different electoral systems lead to different outcomes

& for ideologies I’d say just know human nature, economy, society and the state for all three ideologies. Depends what exam board you do, if it’s edexcel then it’s socialism, liberalism and conservatism.

Make summarised essay plans for the questions I’ve listed because the evidence in those questions are applicable to almost any question that could come up on paper 1. Memorise them, blurt them and repeat. For ideologies watch alanhistorynerd and make mindmaps. It’ll all be okay, even if you do bad on paper 1 you can make up for it on paper 2 & 3. Good luck!!
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Original post by 16KorkuluAy
I’ll note them down here since I can’t private message yet
- pressure groups vs think tanks & lobbyists
- democratic legitimacy being undermined
- conservative party has moved away from Thatcherism
- major parties are no longer united
- party policies are more important than manifestos
- election campaigns vs media, social class etc
- different electoral systems lead to different outcomes
& for ideologies I’d say just know human nature, economy, society and the state for all three ideologies. Depends what exam board you do, if it’s edexcel then it’s socialism, liberalism and conservatism.
Make summarised essay plans for the questions I’ve listed because the evidence in those questions are applicable to almost any question that could come up on paper 1. Memorise them, blurt them and repeat. For ideologies watch alanhistorynerd and make mindmaps. It’ll all be okay, even if you do bad on paper 1 you can make up for it on paper 2 & 3. Good luck!!

thank you so so so so much! I cannot explain how much I appreciate I!
Original post by maddie’
thank you so so so so much! I cannot explain how much I appreciate I!


you’re welcome!! please take it easy, nothing is more important than your mental health. You can always re take your a levels it’s never the end of the world. Good luck again !!
Reply 10
Original post by 16KorkuluAy
you’re welcome!! please take it easy, nothing is more important than your mental health. You can always re take your a levels it’s never the end of the world. Good luck again !!
thank you. same goes for you my darling! good luck!
Original post by maddie’
i’m so intensely worried about edexcel a level politics. i haven’t been achieving very high and all i really want is a grade c or b. how hard is it achieve in this year? and if i do a lot of essay plans on predicted topics and revise them really well, is it possible i’m able to achieve those grades. i know it’s my fault for not preparing in advance but i have been dealing with personal issues (though that is probably still not an excuse) ???

Try to think rationally about this situation. I can see you have high expectations for the grades you want to achieve, but please don't let these expectations overcome you. All you can do is work your hardest and do your best, and if you don't get the grades you want you can move forward and make progress in new ways.
Reply 12
Original post by JDINCINERATOR
Try to think rationally about this situation. I can see you have high expectations for the grades you want to achieve, but please don't let these expectations overcome you. All you can do is work your hardest and do your best, and if you don't get the grades you want you can move forward and make progress in new ways.
yes ofc! im hoping at the least I can get a grade c which I have received previously

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