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Teacher Resource Bank


GCE Government and Politics
Other Guidance:

· Answering AS and A2 Questions




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Answering AS Questions


TOP TIP Part (a) answers (5 marks)
Make sure that you scan · Offer a clear and accurate DEFINITION of the term
through all three parts of the or phrase…

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Part (c) answers (25 marks)
· FOCUS on the precise terms of the question from the
outset.
· IDENTIFY and DEFINE any key terms that appear in the
title.
· Impose a CLEAR…

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Answering A2 Questions
A2 units 3 and 4 contain optional units and there are NO prescribed routes through,
allowing for more flexibility of study and choice of units. These are:

GOVP3
A choice…

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THE NEW QUESTION (a)

· These are worth more than the old (a) questions (8 marks) and less than the old
(b) questions (12 marks). They are worth 10 marks (AO1=4 AO2=4 AO3=2).…

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AO3 marks are for communication:

Level 3-4: Clear and effective communication. Use of political vocabulary. Few English
errors. Legible. Clear focus, direction and conclusion.

Level 1-2: Limited clarity and political vocabulary. Lack of…

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recognise connections between ALL the specification topics at A2 through EXTENDED
ESSAY WRITING.

This means that candidates should be encouraged to develop some comparative
analytical skills in order to demonstrate similarities and differences…

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The New A2 Topics

Teaching Constitutions & Judiciary Handout

1) The British Constitution section of the new GOVP2 has been included:

a) To meet the QCA criteria requirement to address `the essential characteristics…

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5) With the subsection "the judiciary and its relationship to other `powers' of government"
the following should be noted:

a) This subsection also essentially covers material already taught in the old GOV4, but…

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h) The Freedom of Information Act (2000) is not referred to in the specification. It will
not be the subject of specific examination questions. However, candidates may wish
to refer to the Act…

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