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Explaining Government and Politics

Increase your students' understanding of core topics & interest them in current key political issues!

Timeless issues explained with up-to-date examples. Comes in 3 Parts:

Fully illustrated!

'Fact-packed and very informative… I liked how up-to-date the information is.… Good mix of facts, case studies and exam points… The information is up-to-date, relevant to basics behind government and politics… Its simple approach makes the information easy for the learners (and teachers) to take in and learn.'
D Long, Head of Department & Independent Reviewer

 
  1. Detailed notes explain the key concepts
  2. Goes much deeper & relates part 1 to Key Current Political Issues
  3. Explains how information from part 1/2 can be used to improve examination answers – 'Model Solution' with examiner's commentary provided.

Includes:

  • Full and detailed explanations of each topic starting with the basics – 'What might a conservative believe?' 'What is the role of the Prime Minister?' 'What type of constitution works for the UK?'
  • Linked key 'Exam Points' show how information can be used in the exam!
  • 'Thinking Points' and 'Discussion Points' actively engage students
  • Includes both a photocopiable A4 and an A5 booklet format

Explaining the UK Parliament

Part 1 Getting to know Parliament, being an MP, functions of Parliament.
Part 2 Has Parliament lost its effectiveness? Reputation of MPs, reform of the Lords and Commons, committees.

Explaining the UK Constitution

Explaining Political Concepts

Part 1 Why are constitutions important? Understanding the UK Constitution; sources and reform.
Part 2 Fusion vs separation of powers, Parliamentary sovereignty, rule of law. Should the constitution be codified?
Part 1 What is politics? Democracy, power & authority, sovereignty, state, pluralism; conservatism, liberalism, socialism; unitary & federal, parliamentary & presidential government.
Part 2 Are there problems with liberal democracy in the UK? Power in the UK government, democratic deficit.
Fully up-to-date, including 'The conservatism of David Cameron'

Explaining the UK Judiciary

Explaining the UK Prime Minister & Cabinet

Part 1 Separation of powers, Lord Chancellor, appointment of judges, Supreme Court, role of Judges, influence of Europe. .
Part 2 Does the judiciary protect human rights? How representative is the judiciary? Judicial neutrality & independence.
Fully up-to-date, including the 2005 Reform Act new Supreme Court
Part 1 The development of Prime Ministerial power, constitutional position, formal & informal powers, the Cabinet.
Part 2 Do we still have Cabinet Government? Collective & individual responsibility, Presidential Prime Ministers, Brown & Blair: limits of power.


Resources in the same series also available for A2 Level!

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3636)
"A good detailed resource that is fact packed and very informative. The information is up-to-date relevant to basics behind government and politics... I liked how up-to-date the information is and the amount of information included in the resource... Factual and gives learners information to take in prior to an exam - which is an important part of exam preparation for AS/A-level learners. Its simple approach makes the information easy for the learners (and teachers) to take in and learn (revise) from... Good mix of facts, case studies and exam points." — D Long, Head of Department & Independent Reviewer
"I appreciate the deep explanation of some aspects of the constitution... the explanation of the sources of the constitution was thorough... I liked the examination points." — S McCarthy, Head of Government and Politics & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3635)
"The structure of this resource is very good and clear... The presidental verses parliamentary system is done very well and clearly explained." — H Connellan, Politics Teacher, Examiner, and Independent Reviewer
"Very clearly written... The 'sections' layout makes it very clear and easy to use. This is important for a general resource because it allows teachers to select the most relevant aspects... the exam tips and discussion points are very good - again difficult in a general resource but the author does manage to pin-point the key stuff... It could be used as a straight forward text for students to make notes to prepare for lessons. I would use it as extension or revision material. The sections could be used as stimulus for essay plans." — R Lawton, Politics Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"An excellent resource it covers a lot of issues and keeps the information up to date and contemporary... it can be a topic that students have difficulty with, but this resource is detailed and clearly structured... I particularly like the clearly defined sections, and the discussion points as well as the section on using the information which helps to guide the students through the essentials, and the points which link to exam requirements... an essential for student learning, it takes students through the important elements of the subject, but also guides them through the need for analysis... enables students to maximise there understanding of a core topic." — R Fairhead, Head of Politics, Examiner & Independent Reviewer


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