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PASS HIGHER GRADE MODERN STUDIES Procedures Preparation Hints for: Paper 1 Paper 2 Procedures & Preparation 1 hour 30 minutes Paper 1 Answer 4 Questions 15 marks each Either Model 1 One from Section A One from Section B Two from Section C Or Model 2 Two from Section A

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pass higher grade modern studies

PASS HIGHER GRADE MODERN STUDIES

Procedures

Preparation

Hints for:

Paper 1

Paper 2

paper 1

1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 1

Answer 4 Questions

15 marks each

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Either

Model 1

One from Section A

One from Section B

Two from Section C

Or

Model 2

Two from Section A

One from Section B

One from Section C

22.5 minutes each question

Total 60 marks

section a political issues

Section APolitical Issues

Answer 1 Question from 4

For 15 marks

section b social issues

Section BSocial Issues

Answer 1 Question from 2

For 15 marks

section c international issues

Section CInternational Issues

Answer 1 Question from 6

For 15 marks

answer 1 further question

from either

Answer 1 further question

Political IssuesOrInternational Issues

For 15 marks

paper 2

Decision Making Exercise

Paper 2

Time 1 hour 15 minutes

3 sources

3 Sources

Sources A & B are written texts each giving conflicting views

source c

Statistical Information

Source C

Usually 3 partsC1(a), C1(b), C2

2 parts to dme

Evaluating Questions

2 Parts to DME

3 or 4 questions for 10 marks

report

Decision Making Task for 20 marks

Report

You write a Report based on the sources provided plus your background knowledge in a role you have been given and making a recommendation e.g. should free prescriptions be introduced

helpful hints for paper 1

Helpful Hints forPaper 1

Answer the question that is asked and refer to the question in each paragraph

Do not list points. You must expand and explain

Have a brief plan. This will help to structure your answer

helpful hints for paper 116

Helpful Hints forPaper 1

Use relevant and up to date information, memorise key statistics & short quotations

Do not personalise an answer e.g. I think…

Give a balanced answer and well developed conclusions

exam scripts

Exam Scripts

Quality of Introduction - is it appropriate & linked to the question

Content coverage - range of issues covered, relevant, accurate & up to date

Use of evidence - does evidence clearly link to question; is it balanced; is source of evidence provided

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Exam Scripts

Style - is essay well planned; does it provide a balance between narrative and analysis; does it provide effective use of relevant exemplification

Conclusion - does it draw conclusions that are valid, relevant and supported by evidence; are implicit conclusions made throughout the essay

critically examine the success of recent government measures to reduce gender inequalities

Critically examine the success of recent government measures to reduce gender inequalities

Statement - Women have achieved greater equality in the workforce

critically examine the success of recent government measures to reduce gender inequalities20

Critically examine the success of recent government measures to reduce gender inequalities

Evidence - In 1983 men were employed in 2.5 million more jobs than women. By 2003 there were almost the same number of men and women in jobs

s tatement e vidence a nalysis

Statement Evidence Analysis

Analysis - However women are still more likely to work in the lower paid sectors of the economy - In 2004 men in full time jobs had average earnings of £24,300, women £18,500. In Banking and Finance, the pay gap is a staggering 44%

essay titles wealth and health inequalities

ESSAY TITLESWealth and Health Inequalities

Remember you have a choice of 2 questions1 on Health Inequalities1 on Wealth inequalities

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Assess the effectiveness of government policies in reducing income inequalities in the UK

Critically examine the success of recent government measures to reduce gender inequalities

The government has failed to reduce race inequalities in the UK

Discuss

slide24

Critically examine the success of Social Inclusion in reducing poverty in the UK

Assess the effectiveness of government policies in reducing income inequalities in the UK

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Unhealthy lifestyles not social class is the reason why some groups in society suffer health inequalities.

Discuss

To what extent is there a link between income and health?

To what extent has the government been successful in reducing health inequalities?

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Recent government policies have failed to reduce health inequalities

Discuss

Critically examine the success of recent government measures to reduce health inequalities

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Answer can include reference to Scottish Executive and UK Government

Working Together for a Healthier Scotland- setting health targets

Fair Share for All – the Arbuthnott formula

smoking ban local initiatives have a heart paisley tackling alcohol and obesity hungry for success
Smoking Ban

Local Initiatives- Have a Heart Paisley

Tackling Alcohol and Obesity

Hungry for Success

slide29

Role of private sector

Does it reduce or increase health inequalities?

Helps to reduce waiting lists and postcode lottery

Build hospitals, but is it against principles of NHS

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UK massive increase in Health spending

Free Care for Elderly in Scotland

Evidence to support success- life expectancy increasing but Health Inequalities widening Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire

paper 232

Decision Making Exercise

Paper 2

Time 1 hour 15 minutes

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Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Read instructionsRead Summary of DMEScan Sources 10 minutes

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Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Answer short questions 20 minutes

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Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Plan Report5 minutesWrite Report40 minutes

Time Management is crucial

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Short Questions

3 or 4 QuestionsCompare the viewsQuote from the sourceseach will be opposite views

Be precise and extract only relevant information

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To what extent does the evidence support the view of…

Look at statistical sources firstIdentify 2 statementsone true – one exaggerated or falseFor each statement quote evidence

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Always do the short questions first

Do not bring in background knowledge

slide39

The Report

IntroductionRoleRemitRecommendation

slide40

You can use sub headings

Reasons for Recommendation

  • Founding principles of NHS
  • Reduces/increases inequality
  • Financial implications
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You can use sub headings

Possible Criticisms of Recommendation

  • You can use the same arguments as Reasons for Recommendation
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Comment and Rebuttal

SummaryConclusion

Finished

Finished

Finished

helpful hints for paper 2

Helpful Hints forPaper 2

Take time to plan your Report

Do not quote large sections from the sources

Include evidence from the sources and background KU

helpful hints for paper 244

Helpful Hints forPaper 2

Background KU should be concise & relevant

Write down knowledge before writing the Report

Use all sources at appropriate point

helpful hints for paper 245

Helpful Hints forPaper 2

Use evidence from ‘to what extent’ questions to support and/or criticise your recommendation

Provide balance and do not ignore alternative recommendation

helpful hints for paper 246

Helpful Hints forPaper 2

Annotate margins – A, BK

Use paragraphs

Avoid emotional statements

proposals to provide free prescriptions for all

Proposals to provide free prescriptions for all

Background Knowledge

NHS New Labour Core Principles

Reintroduction of free eye tests for all in Scotland

proposals to provide free prescriptions for all48

Proposals to provide free prescriptions for all

Background Knowledge

Recent (failed) attempt in Scottish Parliament to introduce free prescriptions

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Proposals to provide free prescriptions for all

Background Knowledge

Scottish Executive strategy to deal with Health Inequalities

Massive boost in NHS spending for period 2003-08 but

extra money spent on salaries