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Follow 3 As someone who taught themselves this particular specification. I'd say the best way is to go over the past papers, notes, textbook etc. Do spider diagrams for each question and check and recheck what you know every so often. And if you have the markscheme or examiner's report for the exam, they help as well. Which course textbook are you using?
Follow 4 Thanks for thr quick replies. It is the Edexcel course. I didn't really want to risk just learning two modules, just in case there is a question I can't answer. As we've gone through the unit, I haven't really found anything particularly hard, but I do think there is a lot to memorise, and am worried about my exam technique to be honest.
The modules I prefer are political parties and pressure groups - paricularly political parties, because anyone who is up to date on their politics would be able to recall policies etc.. I am interested to know what your teachers have said about including examples in questions? I'm sure I've read in mark schemes that examples aren't even necessary to get full marks, but our teachers are trying to get us to include them in every point we ma ke basically, and say for example we were using the example of a pressure group, we must know the year of their campaign and what happened etc, not sure if that is normal or not?
Follow 5 Original post by Darkest Knight Thanks for thr quick replies. Follow 6 Original post by private-radio My teacher is a complete politics buff who thinks that our whole class wants to study it for the rest of our lives. Fortunately my tutor who also teaches politics has a more practical outlook; she said that examples help in certain circumstances, perhaps where your writing is struggling but it is NOT necessary to inlcude them to gain full marks. But of course as a teacher she doesn't think students shouldn't bother.
Politics is not a history exam. You won't be expected to recall everything on the day, just enter it to make your writing look sofisticated and knowlegeble. Hmm I think its normal for teachers who think politics A level is life.
This subject leaves me so melancholly; but heyho maths always follows. Ditto with the political parties, pressure groups though bore me into the ground and our class is so narrow minded and think that fathers4justice have total legitimacy and are always right but thats a whole other debate that I don't want to get into one has to be so careful on this forum.
I think i would go with the elections as my other. I say Id take a risk, but come revision I won't have the guts, how lame.
Follow 7 Original post by Darkest Knight Okay fair enough. When do you plan to start revising or have you already , and do you have any other exams? Follow 8 Original post by private-radio I don't have the Unit 1 exam in Jan; I have both in the summer.
Not sure its the best path, but Not done any over xmas so have forgotten everything. Oh welllll, all will be fine Im sure. What others have you got if any and how is revision going?
Follow 9 I haven't really done any revision at all, so will be starting today, well I'll try to, but definitely on Monday. I kind of have a tendency to do last minute cramming.. Follow 10 You'll be fine for Unit 1. It's a bit dull but should be fairly straight forward really; I'm quite irritated that I have to retake becuase I felt bad that day but hey ho that's life.
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