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Acknowledgements
This guide has drawn freely on information available via websites such as the Guardian and
BBC. The sections on electoral reform make extensive use of the excellent data on UK election
results provided by the Electoral Reform Society. Some of the material on the…

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Table of Contents
USE OF THIS GUIDE AND ANSWER TECHNIQUE
............................................................................................ 7 Introduction to Unit 1- People and Politics
...................................................................................................... 9 Understanding the Examination and
Exam Technique ................................................................................. 9 Choosing your questions
............................................................................................................................ 9 Assessment Objectives
............................................................................................................................... 9 A general guide to
answering questions ..................................................................................................…

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might it be difficult to distinguish between parties and pressure groups? .......................................... 27
How do pressure groups seek to influence government? ............................................................................
28 Why have pressure groups become more important in recent years?
........................................................ 28 How do some pressure groups achieve success?
......................................................................................... 29 Part (c) questions
.......................................................................................................................................... 30 To…

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Why are some pressure groups so much more successful than others? .....................................................
32 Elections
.....................................................................................................................................................34
Introductory concepts ..................................................................................................................................
34 Defining elections
......................................................................................................................................... 34 The functions
of elections............................................................................................................................. 34
Distinguishing elections from referendums..................................................................................................
34 Basic description of first past the post (fptp)
............................................................................................... 35 Basic operation…

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current Labour Party .............................................................................................. 51 The main divides in
the current Conservative Party ................................................................................ 52 Part (c) questions
.......................................................................................................................................... 52 To what extent
has the current Conservative Party abandoned its traditional roots? ............................ 52 To what extent
has the Conservative Party abandoned its Thatcherite tradition? ................................. 53
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Julia Cushion

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Not what I would describe as "amazingly" helpful, nor detailed.

pb1

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This is really helpful- a little too much unnecessary info but some is good- thanks

sattara

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Thank you for the resource. Is there one for the latest Edexcel Specification?

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Edexcel AS Politics
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Guide 2011

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Page 4

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Edexcel AS Politics ExamBuster 2011

Acknowledgements
This guide has drawn freely on information available via websites such as the Guardian and
BBC. The sections on electoral reform make extensive use of the excellent data on UK election
results provided by the Electoral Reform Society. Some of the material on the…

Page 5

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Edexcel AS Politics ExamBuster 2011

Table of Contents
USE OF THIS GUIDE AND ANSWER TECHNIQUE
............................................................................................ 7 Introduction to Unit 1- People and Politics
...................................................................................................... 9 Understanding the Examination and
Exam Technique ................................................................................. 9 Choosing your questions
............................................................................................................................ 9 Assessment Objectives
............................................................................................................................... 9 A general guide to
answering questions ..................................................................................................…

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might it be difficult to distinguish between parties and pressure groups? .......................................... 27
How do pressure groups seek to influence government? ............................................................................
28 Why have pressure groups become more important in recent years?
........................................................ 28 How do some pressure groups achieve success?
......................................................................................... 29 Part (c) questions
.......................................................................................................................................... 30 To…

Page 8

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Edexcel AS Politics ExamBuster 2011
Why are some pressure groups so much more successful than others? .....................................................
32 Elections
.....................................................................................................................................................34
Introductory concepts ..................................................................................................................................
34 Defining elections
......................................................................................................................................... 34 The functions
of elections............................................................................................................................. 34
Distinguishing elections from referendums..................................................................................................
34 Basic description of first past the post (fptp)
............................................................................................... 35 Basic operation…

Page 10

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current Labour Party .............................................................................................. 51 The main divides in
the current Conservative Party ................................................................................ 52 Part (c) questions
.......................................................................................................................................... 52 To what extent
has the current Conservative Party abandoned its traditional roots? ............................ 52 To what extent
has the Conservative Party abandoned its Thatcherite tradition? ................................. 53
© Tutor2u Limited…

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Julia Cushion

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Not what I would describe as "amazingly" helpful, nor detailed.

pb1

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This is really helpful- a little too much unnecessary info but some is good- thanks

sattara

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Thank you for the resource. Is there one for the latest Edexcel Specification?