Modern Studies - Highers/Advanced Highers
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Welcome to Higher Modern Studies

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Overview of the Higher course

A guide to writing an essay


Possible questions and plans

Objectivity questions

Objectivity questions handout

Conclusions questions

Conclusions questions handout

Overall enquiry skills powerpoint
 
Analyse the effectiveness of Parliamentary Representatives at holding the Government to account. (20 marker) 01/09/16

The Structure of Parliament powerpoint

House of Lords powerpoint

House of Lords handout with examples

The powers of the Executive and the limitations of the Executive

Committees handout

Prime Ministers Question Time handout with sample paragraph

Backbenchers and Whips handout with examples

 
Unelected bodies can influence decision making in parliament.  Discuss – (20 marks) 15/09/16

An essay plan

Pressure Groups powerpoint

Reasons for Pressure groups to be unsuccessful powerpoint

Pressure Group examples

Pressure Groups examples

Pressure Group case studies

Pressure group methods

A good article about pressure groups

Pressure G
roups and the media powerpoint

The role of the media powerpoint

European union and referendum handout

European Union powerpoint


  Big business influence handout

A good article on Trade union power

Paragraph examples for Unelected bodies essay
 

Analyse the ways in which an electoral system you have studied allows the views of the
electorate to be represented.- (20 marks) 27/09/16


AMS powerpoint 1

AMS powerpoint 2


AMS resource sheet

AMS essay plan

Mrs Doyle's evaluation of electoral systems

Example of an electoral systems essay-this has old statistics in it.

For and Against AMS powerpoint

STV advantages and disadvantages

The 2016 scottish election
 
Some factors are more important in influencing voting behaviour than others.
Discuss the importance of a range of factors that influence voting behaviour. (20 marks) Fri 28 October 2016
•Social Class-De-alignment
•Geography
•Age
•Gender
•Ethnicity
•Issues
•Tactical/Rational Choice Voting
Party Leadership
Media


Voting Behaviour powerpoint

Voting Behaviour Essay plan

Voting Behaviour information

 
Analyse the ways that citizens can participate in politics. (20 marks) Homework due Wednesday 26/10/16

Participation of citizens powerpoint

Participation of citizens sample essay


PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO DATES FOR ESSAYS. THE TIMED ESSAY ON FRIDAY WAS CANCELLED DUE TO A FIRE ALARM AND IS NOW HOMEWORK FOR FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER. ORIGINAL ESSAY IS DUE WED 26 OCTOBER. CONTACT ME ON MY SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS WITH ANY QUESTIONs,  ISSUES OR PROBLEMS.
 
Social Issues Powerpoints

Welfare State creation

Principles of the Welfare State

Effectiveness of government in reducing inequalities

Individualist and Collectivist

Social exclusion and consequences

USA powerpoints

Introduction to USA

Political system and processes

Social and economic inequalities

USA impact

USA impact 2

USA impact 3- worlds policeman?

How democratic is the USA

Trump powers and checks