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  • PASS HIGHER GRADE MODERN STUDIES
    • Procedures
    • Preparation
    • Hints for:
    • Paper 1
    • Paper 2
  • Procedures & Preparation
  • Paper 1 1 hour 30 minutes 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
    • One from Section B
    • One from Section C
    22.5 minutes each question Total 60 marks
  • Section A Political Issues Answer 1 Question from 4 For 15 marks
  • Section B Social Issues Answer 1 Question from 2 For 15 marks
  • Section C International Issues Answer 1 Question from 6 For 15 marks
  • Answer 1 further question For 15 marks Political Issues Or International Issues from either
  • That means you have Total 60 marks 22.5 minutes per question
  • Paper 2 Decision Making Exercise Time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 3 Sources Sources A & B are written texts each giving conflicting views
  • Source C Statistical Information Usually 3 parts C1(a), C1(b), C2
  • 2 Parts to DME Evaluating Questions 3 or 4 questions for 10 marks
  • Report Decision Making Task for 20 marks 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
    • 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
    • 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
    Helpful Hints for Paper 1
  • 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; i s source of evidence provided
  • Exam Scripts
    • Style - i s essay well planned; does it provide a balance between narrative and analysis; d oes it provide effective use of relevant exemplification
    • Conclusion - does it draw conclusions that are valid, relevant and supported by evidence; a re implicit conclusions made throughout the essay
  • Wealth and Health Inequalities
    • Evidence, cause and consequences of inequalities in wealth and health
    • Ethnicity and gender: extent of social and economic inequalities and impact of government policies to deal with these inequalities
  • Wealth and Health Inequalities
    • The principles of the Welfare State
    • The debate over the provision and funding of health care and welfare
    • Individual and collective responsibility
  • 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 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
    • 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 Remember you have a choice of 2 questions 1 on Health Inequalities 1 on Wealth inequalities Integrated Questions
    • To what extent are the founding principles being met (2007)
    • Critically examine the success of recent government measures to reduce gender/race inequalities
    • To what extent does social and economic inequality continue to exist in the UK (2007)
    • Assess the impact of government policies in reducing wealth and health inequalities in the UK
    • 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?
    • Recent government policies have failed to reduce health and wealth inequalities
    • Discuss
    • Critically examine the success of recent government measures to reduce health inequalities
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Who is this?
  • Paper 2 Decision Making Exercise Time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Read instructions Read Summary of DME Scan Sources 10 minutes Time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Answer short questions 20 minutes Time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Plan Report 5 minutes Write Report 40 minutes Time 1 hour 15 minutes Time Management is crucial
  • 3 or 4 Questions Compare the views Quote from the sources each will be opposite views Short Questions Be precise and extract only relevant information
  • Look at statistical sources first Identify 2 statements one true – one exaggerated or false For each statement quote evidence To what extent does the evidence support the view of…
  • Do not bring in background knowledge Always do the short questions first
  • Introduction Role Remit Recommendation The Report
  • Reasons for Recommendation You can use sub headings
    • Founding principles of the welfare state
    • Reduces/increases inequality
    • Financial implications
  • Possible Criticisms of Recommendation You can use sub headings
    • You can use the same arguments as Reasons for Recommendation
  • Summary Conclusion Comment and Rebuttal Finished Finished Finished
  • Helpful Hints for Paper 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 2
    • Background KU should be concise & relevant
    • Write down knowledge before writing the Report
    • Use all sources at appropriate point
  • Helpful Hints for Paper 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 2
    • Annotate margins – A, BK
    • Use paragraphs
    • Avoid emotional statements
  • Proposals to provide free prescriptions for all
    • NHS New Labour Core Principles
    • Reintroduction of free eye tests for all in Scotland
    Background Knowledge
  • Proposals to provide free prescriptions for all
    • Recent decision in Scottish Parliament to introduce free prescriptions
    Background Knowledge
  • Proposals to provide free prescriptions for all
    • Scottish Executive strategy to deal with Health Inequalities
    • Massive boost in NHS spending for period 2003-08 but
    • extra money spent on salaries
    Background Knowledge