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Introduction
This booklet is not a replacement for proper studying or revision, but has been
written to provide you with some information which will hopefully help you to
achieve a good grade in your GCSE.


How the exam works
When you sit the exam you will have already completed 60%…

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Communi
ti
es
and
Ident
it
ies


The United Kingdom or Great Britain and
Northern Ireland has a population of just over
60 million people and is made up of 4 different
countries: England, Wales, Scotland and
Northern Ireland. It is a democracy (we vote
for the government) although the…

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(countries which used to be run by Britain) or from countries who have
recently joined the European Union (EU).

Asylum Seekers/Refugees ­ People who have come to the UK because
they face danger in their own country and want protection. These are the
group that are often accused of being…

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Human
and
Legal
Ri
ght
s


Having rights is something that we take for
granted, but it was only after the Second
World War that people felt it was important
to say what rights all human beings should
have and to write these down.

Some of the most important developments…

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European Court on Human Rights said that the law was wrong and needed to
be changed.
What legal rights does the Human Rights Act give us?
















Empl
oyment
and
C onsumer
Ri
ght
s

The Race Relations, Sex Discrimination and Disability Discrimination Acts
prevent people being discriminated against in the…

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When things do go wrong, there are organisations to help protect our rights
such as the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Trading Standards Office for
consumer issues, and Trade Unions or Employment Tribunals for work related
problems.







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Power
and
pol
it
ics



The political system of the UK is complicated, but basically there are four
branches:




National Institutions: UK Parliament
Welsh National Assembly
Northern Ireland Assembly
Scottish Parliament

Regional Institutions: Greater London Authority

Local Government: London Boroughs
County/District Councils
Local/Town/Parish Councils

European Union: European Parliament

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The
UK
Par
li
ament

The UK Parliament is the home to our national government. It is made up of
three parts:

The Queen ­ who is head of Parliament but doesn't have much power.

The House of Lords ­ who aren't elected, but who recommend
changes to government policy.…

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the seat (becomes an MP). Although this system may seem fair, it can mean that
more people vote against the person or party that actually wins.

In the 2005 election Labour won with a 37%
share of the vote although 63% of people
voted against them but because these votes…

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Rachel

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Thank you very much this booklet is VERY helpful! :D

Rebekah Campbell

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Hi there, can you please confirm that this is for Unit 1 Edexcel? Many thanks!

troublz

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Thank You :) For this booklet

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