Year 8 Politics Revision
Okay folks I have put this little page together to help you learn those 28 details from our lessons.
Didn't remember any details? Check some of the detail using the 28:
- Politics is slow but relevant (eg Crossy Road vs BBC Parliament)
- Dictatorship takes away peoples voices (eg Peter the Great)
- Delayed gratification is when you wait for something better (eg vote or engage in politics)
- Government is structured along local and national (central) lines.
- There is a central government (voted MPs) and local government (councillors).
- Elections are focused on a ballot box where people choose.
- Our political system of voting is called Representative Democracy.
- There are political parties (Tory, Labour, UKIP, LibDems) and Independents.
- Local government decides things like: housing, transport and social services.
- Central (national) government decides things like health, defence and environment.
- Local government fits into single (unitary) or two-tiers. Tiers: layers.
- The London Mayor is way more powerful than a pirate. 32 Boroughs and the City.
- There are 13 Wards.
- We met James Doyle who is a local councillor.
- There are 37 local councillors.
- They spend between 20 and 30 hours a week doing voluntary work.
- My details about local government:
- The ward I live in is
- My local councillors are
- They belong to these parties
- My MP is
- My MP is a member of this party
- My constituency (or political seat) is
- Voting in Sussex since 1885 has been predominately Conservative.
- Laws are made by a looooong sloooooooooow process.
- The House of Commons is very important for forming new laws.
- The House of Lords votes on what the Commons have agreed on.
- The Queen finally agrees on the process to make laws final.
You need to know these to be successful in your test.