Political Issues in the United Kingdom
Section B: Social Issues in the United Kingdom Section C: International Issues. Each question is worth 15 marks. ONE from Section C ONE from Section B ONE from Section A
SECTION A—Political Issues in the United Kingdom Each question is worth 15 marks STUDY THEME 1A: DEVOLVED DECISION MAKING IN SCOTLAND Question A1 The additional powers the Scottish Parliament has been given will allow it to better deliver “Scottish solutions to Scottish problems”. Discuss. STUDY THEME 1B: DECISION MAKING IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT Question A2 Assess the importance of the Cabinet in decision making in UK Central Government. STUDY THEME 1C: POLITICAL PARTIES AND THEIR POLICIES (INCLUDING THE SCOTTISH DIMENSION) Question A3 To what extent do the party leaders influence their parties’ policies? STUDY THEME 1D: ELECTORAL SYSTEMS, VOTING AND POLITICAL ATTITUDES Question A4 Critically examine the view that the Additional Member System (AMS) leads to better representation than First Past the Post (FPTP).
SECTION B—Social Issues in the United Kingdom Each question is worth 15 marks STUDY THEME 2: WEALTH AND HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM EITHER Question B5 Critically examine the view that individual lifestyle choices are the main factor preventing good health. OR Question B6 To what extent have government policies reduced poverty in the UK?
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SECTION C—International Issues Each question is worth 15 marks STUDY THEME 3A: THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Question C7 To what extent have South African government policies reduced social and economic inequalities? STUDY THEME 3B: THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Question C8 To what extent have Chinese government policies reduced social and economic inequalities? STUDY THEME 3C: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Question C9 To what extent do ethnic minorities influence the outcome of elections? STUDY THEME 3D: THE EUROPEAN UNION Question C10 To what extent is there disagreement within the EU over social and economic issues? STUDY THEME 3E: THE POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA Question C11 With reference to specific African countries (excluding the Republic of South Africa): Conflict is the main reason for a lack of development in African countries. Discuss. STUDY THEME 3F: GLOBAL SECURITY Question C12 Assess the effectiveness of the UN in dealing with threats to international peace and security.