ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Provide your students with key advice for their exam preparation through this focused one-hour webinar on AQA A-level Politics.

This webinar includes a set of notes which will be sent in advance for teachers to use with their students, and which students will be able to use after the webinar to improve their exam revision.

This interactive webinar will provide your students with:

A specific focus on how to tackle the constitutions topic:

  • The sources of the British constitution
  • The principles of the British constitution
  • Constitutional change in the UK since 1997
  • The principles of the US Constitution
  • Contemporary debates about the US Constitution
  • A framework for writing high quality essays

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Access exam technique tips to support you in preparing to achieve the very best results
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the topic that underpins understanding the whole of Papers 1 and 2
  • Obtain top level strategies for producing excellent answers to Section A and C-style questions
  • Focus on top mark band requirements
  • Avoid common faults and mistakes
  • A set of revision resources that will be sent in advance of the course that you will be able to use immediately to support your independent studies

PROGRAMME

4.00pm
Introduction, welcome and sound check


4.05 pm
What are the principles and sources of the UK constitution? 

This section will aim to consolidate your understanding of the full range of principles and sources of the constitution.


4.10 pm
To what extent has there been radical constitutional change in the UK since 1997?

This section will look at:

– how the key principles and sources of the UK constitution have changed since 1997

The impact of the EU referendum will form a key part of the discussion.


4.20pm
Essay planning activity


4.30pm
What are the principles of the US Constitution?

As well as consolidating your understanding of the separation of powers, checks and balances and federalism, this section will draw out the key clauses that have shaped the US political system.


4.45pm
Comparative essay planning activity

This section will outline strategies to ensure your essays stay truly comparative and feature sustained analysis


5.00pm
Final tips

Nick Axon

Nick Axon is a highly experienced Principal Examiner in A Level Politics for a major awarding body, and has contributed to Politics Review. He was Head of Politics, then Head of History & Politics, at Cheadle Hulme School between 2009 and 2016, when he was appointed Head of Sixth Form. He has developed resources for AQA since the development of the new specification.