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1 1 The Britain syllabus is divided into four themes. 1. Democracy and the British People 2. Political and popular attempts to influence the development of democracy 3. Government and people: socio- economic problems in the period and the changing role of central government in addressing them 4. The changing identity of Scotland in the UK. The Britain syllabus is divided into four themes. 1. Democracy and the British People 2. Political and popular attempts to influence the development of democracy 3. Government and people: socio- economic problems in the period and the changing role of central government in addressing them 4. The changing identity of Scotland in the UK.

2 2 To what extent had democracy been achieved in Britain by 1900? (1993) Which factors contributed most to the extension of the franchise between 1860 and 1928? (1994) Why did democracy grow in Britain between 1850 and 1914? (1996) To what extent did the widening of the franchise change British politics between 1850 and 1928? (1997) To what extent had democracy been achieved in Britain by 1900? (1993) Which factors contributed most to the extension of the franchise between 1860 and 1928? (1994) Why did democracy grow in Britain between 1850 and 1914? (1996) To what extent did the widening of the franchise change British politics between 1850 and 1928? (1997) Theme 1: Democracy and the British People

3 3 By 1928 the essentials of democracy had been achieved." How far would you agree? (1998) Why was there a growth in democracy in Britain between 1860 and 1918? (1999) "The most important steps towards democracy in Britain were taken between 1867 and 1918." How far do you agree? (2000) How important was the role played by political pressure groups in the growth of democracy in Britain between 1860 and 1914? (2001) How democratic was Britain by 1911? (2002) What was the most important reason for the growth of democracy in Britain between 1867 and 1928? (2003) Theme 1: Democracy and the British People

4 4 PA Report 2003 It can be observed that, though the phrasings vary, there are effectively only two basic questions that can be asked on the growth of democracy: To what extent had Britain become more democratic by [insert chosen date]? Why did Britain become more democratic during the period [insert chosen dates]? It appears not to matter which of these is chosen, the routine answer is still the same, and amounts to a list of the reforms with some fiddling at the edges. PA Report 2003 It can be observed that, though the phrasings vary, there are effectively only two basic questions that can be asked on the growth of democracy: To what extent had Britain become more democratic by [insert chosen date]? Why did Britain become more democratic during the period [insert chosen dates]? It appears not to matter which of these is chosen, the routine answer is still the same, and amounts to a list of the reforms with some fiddling at the edges.

5 5 Advice: If you want to do a question from Theme 1 in the external exam, you must revise by preparing a basic answer on how, why and to what extent Britain had become a democracy by Then go back and look at all the variations of questions there have been in the last 12 years and prepare variations on your basic answer. You must be flexible. The worst thing to do is prepare one stock answer and give it for whatever question turns up in Theme 1. The most important rule in essay writing is: You must answer the question set. Advice: If you want to do a question from Theme 1 in the external exam, you must revise by preparing a basic answer on how, why and to what extent Britain had become a democracy by Then go back and look at all the variations of questions there have been in the last 12 years and prepare variations on your basic answer. You must be flexible. The worst thing to do is prepare one stock answer and give it for whatever question turns up in Theme 1. The most important rule in essay writing is: You must answer the question set.

6 6 A. Womens Suffrage Why did it take so long for women to gain the vote? (1995) How important a part did events during the First World War play in the decision to grant votes to women? (1997) To what extent was the granting of the right to vote to women due to their role during the First World War? (2001) Explain the lack of success of the movements for women's suffrage in achieving their aims by (2002) A. Womens Suffrage Why did it take so long for women to gain the vote? (1995) How important a part did events during the First World War play in the decision to grant votes to women? (1997) To what extent was the granting of the right to vote to women due to their role during the First World War? (2001) Explain the lack of success of the movements for women's suffrage in achieving their aims by (2002) Theme 2: Political and popular attempts to influence the development of democracy

7 7 B. The Labour Movement How significant was the support of the Trade Union movement in the rise of the Labour Party between 1890 and 1924? (1992) The Labour Party was set up not so much to represent the working class as to represent the Trade Unions." Do you agree? (1995) How important was the contribution of the socialist societies to the growth of the Labour Movement in Britain up to 1914? (1998) How big an impact did the Labour Movement have on British politics and society by 1924? (1999) How important was the contribution of the Trade Union Movement in the development of the Labour Party up to 1922? (2000) How great an impact did the labour movement have on Britain by 1922? (2003) B. The Labour Movement How significant was the support of the Trade Union movement in the rise of the Labour Party between 1890 and 1924? (1992) The Labour Party was set up not so much to represent the working class as to represent the Trade Unions." Do you agree? (1995) How important was the contribution of the socialist societies to the growth of the Labour Movement in Britain up to 1914? (1998) How big an impact did the Labour Movement have on British politics and society by 1924? (1999) How important was the contribution of the Trade Union Movement in the development of the Labour Party up to 1922? (2000) How great an impact did the labour movement have on Britain by 1922? (2003) Theme 2: Political and popular attempts to influence the development of democracy

8 8 Labour Movement and Women Questions DateLabour Movement Women/Vote 1992* 1993* ** 1996* 1997* 1998* 1999* 2000* 2001* 2002* 2003* Since 1995, only one question from Theme 2 comes up, not two. Every year, a question on either the Labour movement or women and the vote comes up. Will 2004 be Labour or women? Advice: If you want to do a question from Theme 2, you must prepare for both women and the labour movement. Since 1995, only one question from Theme 2 comes up, not two. Every year, a question on either the Labour movement or women and the vote comes up. Will 2004 be Labour or women? Advice: If you want to do a question from Theme 2, you must prepare for both women and the labour movement.

9 9 Theme 3: Government and people: socio- economic problems in the period and the changing role of central government in addressing them We will look at this section in more depth later.

10 10 (a) To what extent did industrialisation contribute to change in popular culture and leisure activities in Scotland between 1880 and 1939? Or (b) How far did the development of administrative devolution in Scotland reduce demands for independence between 1945 and 1979? (2000) (a) How great an effect did urbanisation have on Scottish society between 1880 and 1939? Or (b) Why did support for the Scottish National Party vary so much during the period ? (2001) (a) How beneficial was the impact of urbanisation on Scottish society between 1880 and 1939? Or (b) Did Scottish attitudes towards the Union change significantly between 1880 and 1939? (2002) (a) To what extent did industrialisation contribute to change in popular culture and leisure activities in Scotland between 1880 and 1939? Or (b) How far did the development of administrative devolution in Scotland reduce demands for independence between 1945 and 1979? (2000) (a) How great an effect did urbanisation have on Scottish society between 1880 and 1939? Or (b) Why did support for the Scottish National Party vary so much during the period ? (2001) (a) How beneficial was the impact of urbanisation on Scottish society between 1880 and 1939? Or (b) Did Scottish attitudes towards the Union change significantly between 1880 and 1939? (2002) Theme 4: The changing identity of Scotland in the UK

11 11 Theme 4: The changing identity of Scotland in the UK Either (a) To what extent were changes in Scottish leisure, religion and education between 1880 and 1939 due to urbanisation? Or (b) Is it fair to dismiss electoral support for the Scottish National Party as simply a protest vote? (2003) Either (a) To what extent were changes in Scottish leisure, religion and education between 1880 and 1939 due to urbanisation? Or (b) Is it fair to dismiss electoral support for the Scottish National Party as simply a protest vote? (2003)


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