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Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:38 PM

OK, the 2005 exam is long gone, so chill, its a new beginning.
Heres some links on helpful material for preparing for and enjoying Modern Studies

Modernity Scotland

and why did i give u this website?

because, the person who made this site, has a vast knowledge on teaching modern studies,(Credits). Not only that, if u subscribe to that site, he will individually mark your papers for u if u send them to him, and u might ask, whats soo good about him marking it, lets just say, his estimates are more "definites", than any other estimates... tongue.gif


oh! and if u know of any other links, keeep them posted right here!

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 04:21 PM

I'd be willing to help any new modern studies students with any questions etc having sat modern studies this year. Study hard!

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 06:55 PM

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My advice would to be work throughout the year and don't leave it until the last minute as comeMay you will have covered a lot of ground and you will be left with a lot of wrk to learn and revise.

The NABS help you to do that in a way, but I would look over the stuff you did that day when you get home and just learn it throughout the year, so you don't have to do much work to bring it back to the front of your mind come the Exam
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Posted 02 June 2005 - 07:02 PM

My advice is to learn 1 political topic, 1 social issue and 1 international issues- which is not much at all!!
put a lot of emphasis on how to strucutre a DME report
and practise those easy 10 mark questions in paper 2 cuz ud be truly gutted if u screwed up on them
dnt u think so Lipu?
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Posted 02 June 2005 - 11:35 PM

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My advice is to learn 1 political topic, 1 social issue and 1 international issues- which is not much at all!!
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I agree that you should really try and get the structure of the DME down.

Fair enough only learning one social issue because you get three questions to choose from for that, but I think only learning political and 1 international is a bit too risky.

We did The Electoral System, Voting and Political Attitudes and The Government of Scotland. Granted we only skimmed the govt. of Scotland i.e. enough to pass the NAB, but some people did more prep and one girl even answered on it...but if you look at the Scotland questions - they are rubbish, the voting systems ones are MUCH better.

The same applies for international issues - we did China and America - some people only revised China though, and the questions were really quite bad for her, whereas I felt the America questions were quite fair.

So, in essence, you don't know what questions you are going to get on the day - it really does pay to revise 2 political issues and 2 international issues.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:50 PM

Ta - I'm crashin it this year, any help will be useful! unsure.gif
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:22 PM

djh1878 what topics has your school chosen to do for the Higher Modern Studies course?
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 05:52 PM

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The Scottish Parliament
The House of Commons
The House of Lords
Voting Systems

Health

USA
South Africa

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 06:12 PM

the topics I did were Electoral Systems, Political Attitudes and Voting behaviour (study Theme 4); THe Prime Minister one (Study Theme 1); Income and Wealth in the UK (Study Theme 5); Etnic Minoritie sin the USA (Study Theme 9); Politics of Food (Study Theme 12).

If you need any help someone should be able to help you. Those are the study themes i did an dtherefore are the ones which I will be able to assist you with.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:07 AM

Is modern studies really difficult cause I'm taking it this year and I've never taken modern studies before.
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 01:24 PM

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Is modern studies really difficult cause I'm taking it this year and I've never taken modern studies before.

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umm.. right.. if ur into politics, world affairs and stuff like that, u should be fine.. ur taking Higher im guessing

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:11 PM

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Is modern studies really difficult cause I'm taking it this year and I've never taken modern studies before.

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To answer your question:

It is teh same as any other subject that you sit - If you work hard and learn the work then no, if you do the opposite then it will be difficult.
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:21 PM

lipu, u sound like a teacher!.. but what u said is true lol!

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:12 PM

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lipu, u sound like a teacher!

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Thanks for the compliment ^o)

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.. but what u said is true lol!

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It is of course true and that is why i said it!
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Posted 23 June 2005 - 10:19 AM

Yeah, I'm taking Higher. I know that if you work hard things are easier but I worked really hard at my subjects last year and I still don't think I've done that well. However, I am really interested in politics so maybe I'll be alright!
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Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:04 PM

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That really helps with the politics sections that you will do! I found them interesting, but then again like you I'm naturally interested in politics (want to do a MA in it)
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:50 PM

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That really helps with the politics sections that you will do! I found them interesting, but then again like you I'm naturally interested in politics (want to do a MA in it)

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Yeah being interested in politics is a huge advantage with modern studies- thts why i enjoyed it soo much! It helps cause u dont have to remember or learn examples you can just draw on wot u know.
Yeah i am like u Lipu- i am doin law at uni but u can do politics with it so thts wot i hope to do! biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 04:40 PM

Have any of you actually tried "Modernity Scotland" yet??

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 06:34 PM

Yeah I used it for stuff last year
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Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:45 AM

New course descriptors for 2006:

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