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I provide Psychology (AQA) and Politics (Edexcel) A-Level revision notes by topic, both of which I have an A* in. These notes helped me get it and they can help you too! Although the Politics notes are the 2008 specification, the examples are all up to date and relevant for an assessment of American politics. I'm currently studying at Durham and I achieved 3A* at A level in Biology, Politics, and Psychology.

I provide Psychology (AQA) and Politics (Edexcel) A-Level revision notes by topic, both of which I have an A* in. These notes helped me get it and they can help you too! Although the Politics notes are the 2008 specification, the examples are all up to date and relevant for an assessment of American politics. I'm currently studying at Durham and I achieved 3A* at A level in Biology, Politics, and Psychology.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Pressure Groups Long Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Pressure Groups Long Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Pressure Groups’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all long answer mark questions ever asked, split into an analysis of: if pressure groups are good for democracy, the role of pressure groups in dispersing political power, the influence of pressure groups, the role of membership size in pressure group success (compared with money, policy, agenda, and countervailing ideas). This includes examples from groups such as the ACLU, the NAACP, the NRA, and NFU.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Elections and Voting Long Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Elections and Voting Long Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Elections and Voting’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all long answer questions ever asked. Each plan provides a balanced answer to the question, colour coded in ‘for’ and ‘against’. This includes an analysis of reforming the nomination process, reforming the electoral college, the role of participation in the nomination process, the role of incumbency in the election campaign, and an assesment of the roles of money, policy, and personality in a sucessful campaign.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Political Parties Long Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Political Parties Long Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Political Parties’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all long answer questions ever asked, split into an analysis of: the overlap between the main parties, which parties are more internally divided, the theory of party decline, the role of moderate conservatism in the GOP, the role of moderate liberalism in the Democrats, and an assesment of polarisation. All are equipped with up to date examples from the 2016 election.
Edexcel Government and Politics -  US Congress Long Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Congress Long Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Congress’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all long answer questions ever asked. Each plan provides a balanced answer to the question, colour coded in ‘for’ and ‘against’. Each point is equipped with up to date examples from the 2016 Election. Including: what most concerns members of Congress (e.g. money, the ‘folks back home’, or leadership?) an assessment of whether Congress functions more effectively when houses are united or divided, an assessment of leadership in Congress (looking at the role of the Speaker, the Minority Leaders in the House and Senate (and the de facto majority leader of the Senate)) and, of course, an assessment of the oft-quoted idea that Congress is the ‘Broken Branch’ in comparison to the Executive and the Judiciary.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Constitution and President Short Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Constitution and President Short Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Constitution and President’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all short answer questions ever asked, split into an analysis of each of the key principles of the US constitution, including concepts such as the Seperation of Powers, Checks and Balances, the Amendment Process. This also includes plans for questions about the President, such as assessing the Formal and Informal Powers of the president, the power of the veto, and methods the President has to influence legislation (with a plan for each method and an assesment of it) All are equipped with up to date examples from the 2016 election.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Supreme Court Short Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Supreme Court Short Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Supreme Court’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all short answer questions ever asked, split into an analysis of each of the key principles the Court, including: the Appointment Process and it’s controversy, the role of judicial review, the role of judicial activism, the role judicial restraint, and limits on the court’s power. This also includes two plans specifically about the current Robert’s Court and significant decisions made in relation to the Bill of Rights.
Edexcel Government and Politics -  US Pressure Groups Short Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Pressure Groups Short Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Pressure Groups’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all short answer questions ever asked, split into an analysis of: if pressure groups are good for democracy, the role of pressure groups in dispersing political power, the influence of pressure groups, the role of membership size in pressure group success (compared with money, policy, agenda, and countervailing ideas). This includes examples from groups such as the ACLU, the NAACP, the NRA, and NFU.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Racial and Ethnic politics Long Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Racial and Ethnic politics Long Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Racial Politics’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all the long answer questions ever asked, split into an analysis of: political measures designed to promote racial equality, the issue of Race in US politics, and the role of affirmative action. This is equipped with relevant examples e.g. the Black Lives Matter movement, the 2016 election and racial equality in Congress.
Psychology A-Level AQA 7181/7182 (New) - Paper Three ALL notes
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Psychology A-Level AQA 7181/7182 (New) - Paper Three ALL notes

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These are all the topics covered in Paper three for the new psychology specification (obviously subject to the options I covered), Relationships, Eating, Addiction, and Issues in Psychology. Save 30% by buying them as one. I dropped just 3 marks in this paper, using only these notes.
Psychology A-Level AQA 7181/7182 (New) - Psychopathology Notes
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Psychology A-Level AQA 7181/7182 (New) - Psychopathology Notes

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These are A* grade Paper One notes for Psychopathology including A01 and A03 equipped for 16 mark essays and short answer questions. Each essay topic is covered with 4 evaluation points in P-E-E style and references. Including: Definitions of abnormality, including deviation from social norms, failure to function adequately, statistical infrequency and deviation from ideal mental health, The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD), The behavioural approach to explaining and treating phobias: the two-process model, including classical and operant conditioning; systematic desensitisation, including relaxation and use of hierarchy; flooding. The cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression: Beck’s negative triad and Ellis’s ABC model; cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), including challenging irrational thoughts.The biological approach to explaining and treating OCD: genetic and neural explanations; drug therapy.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Constitution Long Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Constitution Long Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Constitution’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all long answer questions ever asked. Each plan provides a balanced answer to the question, colour coded in ‘for’ and ‘against’. Each point is equipped with up to date examples from the 2016 Election. Including: an assesment of if the Constitution fit for purpose, the transformation of the Constitution, and the obstacle proposed by checks and balances.
Psychology A-Level AQA 7181/7182 (New) - Memory Notes
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Psychology A-Level AQA 7181/7182 (New) - Memory Notes

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These are A* grade Paper One notes for Memory including A01 and A03 equipped for 16 mark essays and short answer questions. Each essay topic is covered with 4 evaluation points in P-E-E style and references. Including: the multi store model, and the features of each store, types of long term memory, the working memory model, explanations for forgetting (proactive interference, retroactive interference, retrieval failure), factors affecting EWT (misleading information, leading questions, post event discussion and anxiety), and how we can use the cognitive interview to improve EWT.
Edexcel A Level Biology A - Topic 5 - Global Warming (2/3)
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Edexcel A Level Biology A - Topic 5 - Global Warming (2/3)

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A* Level notes covering the Greenhouse Effect and Global warming. Including: definition and causes of the greenhouse effect definition and causes of global warming the difference between the greenhouse effect and global warming the evidence for climate change (temperature, carbon dioxide, methane, pollen in peat bogs, dendrochronology, ice cores) how we can extrapolate data on climate change the limits of the evidence over climate change the impact of climate change on enzymes the carbon cycle (how fossil fuels are formed, the role of microorganisms, carbon sinks, the impact of slash and burn farming) the role and impact of bio fuels and reforestation to offset climate change the core practical about the impact of increasing temperature on the rate of enzyme-catalysed reaction.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Political Parties Short Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Political Parties Short Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Political Parties’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all short answer questions ever asked, split into an analysis and assesment of: how liberal the Democrats are, how conservative the Republicans are, the limited impact of third parties, the main ideas behind the Republican Party, the main ideas behind the Democrat party, the issues creating divisions between the two parties, how ‘Republican’ Trump is, and divisions within each party. All are equipped with up to date examples from the 2016 election.
Edexcel Government and Politics - US Federalism Short Answer Essay Plans
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Edexcel Government and Politics - US Federalism Short Answer Essay Plans

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These are A* essay plans for the ‘Federalism’ unit in Edexcel Politics for all short answer questions ever asked, split into an analysis of each of the key principles of New Federalism, Federalism in the Constitution, and recent expansion of the Federal Government. No long answer question has ever been asked on Federalism’s role, but examples from here are pertinant in other topics. All are equipped with up to date examples from the 2016 election.