Unit 3 Politics Checklist

Nice and simple: a compact list (adapted from the Edexcel website) to check whether or not you know the key concepts of the unit. Very useful for the exam.

I take no credit for this: it all goes to my friend David. Hope it's useful for everyone.

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Unit 3 Politics

Elections and Voting

Key concepts Content explanation

primary and caucus elections A knowledge of the electoral mechanisms used
in the US system and of their significance.
propositions An awareness of the factors that explain the
outcomes of recent presidential and
partisanship congressional elections, including voting
behaviour in…

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Pressure Groups

Key concepts Content explanation

public interest groups A knowledge of the different categories of
groups within the US system and of how they
private interest groups operate.
A knowledge of the policy significance of
lobbying organised groups and interests, of their
resources and tactics, and of debates about…


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