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    'First-past-the-post should be replaced as a method of electing political representatives.' Discuss.

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    Response to Question The candidate gives an extensive, well developed response to the question. They concisely explain first-past-the-post, and then go on to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of FPTP in…

    • Essay length: 1457 words
    • Submitted: 22/02/2007
    • Reviewed by: (?) ecaudate 28/02/2012
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    Evaluate the case for using Referenda to decide important issues in the UK

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    Response to Question The candidate's response is generally very good, briefly describing referenda, and taking into account many different issues surrounding the use of referenda. However, there is a lack of…

    • Essay length: 1061 words
    • Submitted: 24/04/2006
    • Reviewed by: (?) ecaudate 23/02/2012
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    Describe the process by which MPs are elected to Westminster. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the First past the Post system? The Parliament in UK

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    Response to Question This question is a fairly typical two-part question, with candidates needing to address both areas and draw on different skills in order to write a good essay. This…

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    • Submitted: 24/04/2006
    • Reviewed by: (?) ecaudate 23/02/2012
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    To what extent has New Labour abandoned traditional Labour values?

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    Response to Question A question that begins "To what extent..." invites the candidate to debate the topic of the question, and a discussion of how far New Labour has gone from…

    • Essay length: 927 words
    • Submitted: 31/03/2006
    • Reviewed by: (?) ecaudate 26/02/2012
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    Evaluate the case for using referenda to decide important issues in the UK

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    Response to Question The candidate has given a broad, but fairly shallow answer to the question. Many of the issues raised by the use referendums are discussed, demonstrating knowledge of the…

    • Essay length: 1173 words
    • Submitted: 14/11/2008
    • Reviewed by: (?) ecaudate 22/02/2012
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    What have been the effects of the use of proportional electoral systems in the UK?

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    The response to the question is good - his/her ideas are set out clearly and explained in detail. The candidate's response generally focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of differing…

    • Essay length: 1070 words
    • Submitted: 27/02/2007
    • Reviewed by: (?) ecaudate 28/02/2012

Politics GCSE

Politics GCSE deals with how the decisions of politicians affects our daily lives and how we organise our democracy in the UK. It looks at how the world of politics is arranged and how laws are created, how elections are carried out and how protest groups can make their voices heard.

You will gain a valuable insight into the political world and gain a wealth of knowledge that will allow you to really understand current affairs. You will need the ability to analyse, argue and discuss in your essay work and Marked by Teachers has a wide range of essay examples, over 1300 of them, which will help you build the key skills you'll need to write strong answers in your Politics examinations.

Controversy and intrigue are never very far away in the political world and the great attraction of Politics as a subject is that by keeping up with newspapers and TV and radio news, new material is available to you all the time, and that really brings the subject to life.


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  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "Critically evaluate the relationship between Members of Parliament, political parties and pressure groups in the formation of legislation"

    "In conclusion I would say that there are many different factors in the making and passing of legislation. All of these different groups influence it; it is not just a one way system. Though I think that this is good because it allows everybody to get there own views across and to try and change a law they may find oppressive."

  • "It was with politics that the problem lay" To what extent do you agree that the greatest problem facing Russia in 1900 was its out-dated political system?

    "By way of conclusion, it is difficult to judge the greatest problem facing Russia in 1900. There were two real problems: the dissatisfaction amongst three groups- peasants, industrial workers and national minorities; and the discontentment with the political system experienced by most of the nation. Politics as a definition is the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the solution of problems, yet the Tsar and his political system in Russia were too weak to resolve these problems. Although a considerable factor in the problems of turn of the century Russia, the political system would not have been a problem if an effective leader had ruled it. It was more the inequality that the lower classes suffered that proved to be the greatest problem."

  • To what extent do you agree with George Dangerfield’s view that “by the end of 1913, Liberal England was reduced to ashes”?

    "In conclusion the Liberals did not have an easy time in government, but fought their battles valiantly, introducing social reform on the way. In the end the jackhammer blows that came with each ensuing challenge or problem toppled the white knight of Liberalism, yet I believe this was not in 1913, but during the war. The Liberals entered the war shaken, but still ready to fight, sending their trusty stead into the face of adversity, only for it to be defeated by internal problems rather than that of external issues, something I find profoundly ironic given the nature of the external turmoil the Liberals faced in the pre war years."

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