Presentation on theme: "Standard Grade Modern Studies"— Presentation transcript:
1Standard Grade Modern Studies Answering KU Questions
2To answer KU questions well, you need to spend time studying the topics. Always remember to PEE!!!Point: tell the examiner what point you are makingExplain: go into a bit more detailExample: give one or two examples to support your point
3At General Level:Every KU question is worth 4 marks.You will have 5 mins to write your answerThe questions will always ask you for two points.
4At Credit Level:KU Questions range from 4-8 marksYou will have just over 1 minute per mark.You can get up to three marks for a well-made point.In an 8 mark question, make your answer look structured – miss a line and start a new paragraph every time you start a new point.
5Use Flags!! You should use certain words to ‘flag up’ what you are doing in your answer.When you are explaining, you should say ‘This means that…’ or ‘This is because..’When you giving an example, you should say ‘A good example of this would be’When you have moved on to make your second or third point, say ‘Secondly…’ or ‘Another way in which…’
6Describe ways in which MPs represent people in their local area? GeneralMPs can represent people in their area byasking questions at Question Time (Point). Thismeans that they can ask government ministers aquestion about problems in their constituency(Explain).CreditMPs can also represent people through committees(Point). This means that MPs can be involved inpreparing new laws or examining the work of thegovernment (Explain). Both give MPs the opportunity toput across the views of people in their local area(Example).