Key Stage 5

Paper 1 (paper code: 9PL0/01) UK Politics
Written examination: 2 hours. 33% of Qualification. 84 Marks
Content Overview
Democracy and participation
Political parties
Electoral systems
Voting behaviour and the media
Conservatism
Socialism
Assessment Overview
Section A: Political Participation
One 30-mark question from a choice of two (each question uses a source) -Students must complete one of these.
Plus one 30-mark question from a choice of two—students must complete one of these.
All questions assess A01, A02 and A03
Section B: Core Political Ideas
One 24-Mark question from a choice of two which assesses A01, A02 and A03

Paper 2: (Paper code: 9PL0/02) UK Government
Written examination: 2 hours. 33% of the qualification. 84 marks.
Content Overview
The consultation
Parliament
Prime Minister and Executive
Relationships between the branches
One from the following: Anarchism, Feminism, Ecologism, Multiculturalism, Nationalism
Assessment Overview
Section A: Political Participation
One 30-mark question from a choice of two (each question uses a source) - students must complete one of these.
All questions assess A01, A02 and A03
Section B: Core Political Ideas
One 24-mark question from a choice of two, which assesses A01, A02 and A03

Paper 3: (Paper code: 9PL0/3A or 3B) Comparative politics
Written examination: 2 hours. 33% of the qualification. 84% Marks
Content Overview
Students study the Government and Politics of the USA (3A)
The US Constitution and federalism
US Congress
US presidency
US Supreme Court and civil rights
Democracy and participation
Comparative theories
Assessment overview for 3A or 3B
Section A - one 12-mark question from a choice of two, which assesses A01 and A02
Section B - one compulsory question focused on comparative theories, which assesses A01 and A02
Section C - two 30-mark questions from a choice of three, which assesses A01, A02 and A03

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