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CEA ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (AS) General Certificate of Education Government and Politics Assessment Unit AS 2 The British Political Process




ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (AS)
General Certificate of Education

Government and Politics

Assessment Unit AS 2
The British Political Process


[SGP21]
Assessment




TIME
1 hour 45 minutes.

Assessment Level of Control:
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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Write your Centre Number and Candidate Number on the Answer Booklet provided.
Answer all three questions in Section A and then choose either to answer the two questions in Section B or the two questions in Section C.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
The total mark for this paper is 60 marks.
Quality of written communication will be assessed in Questions 3(a), 3(b), 5 and 7.
Figures in brackets printed down the right-hand side of pages indicate the marks awarded to each question or part question.

ADVICE TO CANDIDATES
You are advised to take account of the marks for each part question in allocating the available examination time.

Answer all three questions in Section A and then choose either to answer the
two questions in Section B or the two questions in Section C


Section A: The UK Parliament and Executive

1 Identify two types of debate that take place in the House of Commons. [4]



2 Explain two ways in which MPs perform their scrutiny role. [10]



Either

3 (a) “Britain no longer has a system of Cabinet Government because of the increased dominance of the Prime Minister.” Discuss the validity of this statement. [26]



Or

(b) “Party dominance in the House of Commons has undermined the ability of MPs to perform their functions.” Discuss the validity of this statement. [26]

Section B: The Judiciary in the UK

4 Explain one strength of Judicial Inquiries. [5]



5 Explain the view that Judicial Review is an effective check on the power of the Executive.
[15]



Or

Section C: Pressure Groups in the UK


6 Explain what is meant by the term “social movement”. Support your answer with a
relevant example. [5]



7 Explain the reasons why some pressure groups remain “outsiders”. [15]
















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