6GP01 01 Que 20130114 Essay

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Edexcel GCE

Government and Politics
Advanced Subsidiary
Unit 1: People and Politics
Monday 14 January 2013 – Afternoon
Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
You do not need any other materials.

Paper Reference

6GP01/01
Total Marks

Instructions

black ink or ball-point pen. t Use in the boxes at the top of this page with your name, t Fill centre number and candidate number. two questions. t Answer the questions in the spaces provided t Answer
– there may be more space than you need.

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total mark for this paper is 80. t The
The
marks each question are shown in brackets t – use this asfora guide as to how much time to spend on each question.
You will be assessed on your ability to organise and present information, ideas, t descriptions and arguments clearly and logically, taking into account your use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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Read each question carefully before you start to answer it. t Keep on the time. t Checkanyoureyeanswers if you have time at the end. t Turn over

P41406A
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Answer any TWO questions.
Write your answers in the spaces provided.
It is advised that you divide your time equally between both questions.
1 (a) What is meant by the term ‘party system’?
(5)
(b) Explain how and why party representation may be affected by any three different electoral systems.
(10)
(c) Assess the advantages of using proportional representation electoral systems.
(25)
(Total for Question 1 = 40 marks)
2 (a) Describe two political ideas that are considered to be right wing.
(5)
(b) Explain three ways in which any one of the major political parties is internally divided. (10)
(c) To what extent do the major parties differ over policies and ideas?
(25)
(Total for Question 2 = 40 marks)
3 (a) Describe two ways in which pressure groups promote political participation.
(5)
(b) Explain three reasons why pressure group activity may undermine democracy.
(10)
(c) To what extent is the success of pressure groups a reflection of their level of public support?
(25)
(Total for Question 3 = 40 marks)
4 (a) Outline two features of the UK’s system of parliamentary democracy.
(5)
(b) Explain how and why the use of digital democracy could make the UK more democratic. (10)
(c) Should direct democracy be more widely used in the UK?
(25)
(Total for Question 4 = 40 marks)
TOTAL FOR PAPER = 80 MARKS
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Indicate your first question choice on this page.
You will be asked to indicate your second question choice on page 13.
Put a cross in the box indicating the first question that you have chosen.
If you change your mind, put a line through the box and then indicate your new question with a cross .
Chosen Question Number: Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

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