The Think Tank – Issue 25: Exam-relevant articles for A Level Government and Politics

The Think Tank - Issue 25

Happy New Year! I hope you and your pupils are looking forward to a year that may prove to be influential for many reasons.

In the UK, this year is the one where we’ll see the EU referendum, and as David Cameron tries to renegotiation the UK’s terms with Europe, Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell of UKIP wrestle over
leadership of the party, and the way the EU ‘out’ campaign should be run. Also in the UK this year is the Scottish Parliament elections, which will be watched closely to see if the SNP can continue their election success, or if Corbyn’s Labour will be able to regain lost ground.

Outside of the UK, the USA presidential election and nominations will come to a head. It seems that Hillary Clinton will stand for the Democrats but who will be her opponent? Donald Trump is leading in the polls, but will he actually be voted in? He couldn’t, could he? America and the world waits with bated breath…

Unique among politics magazines, The Think Tank is written primarily by practising teachers, and is entirely specification-focused. In it we aim to draw out the exam-relevant issues of events, and make them accessible to students through discussion and exam-style questions.

Every article is commissioned for its relevance to key exam topics. It not only provides topical material for your lessons, but can also be given as extra material for eager students.

It’s also a jolly good read! You can preview the latest issue at

‘An excellent resource for the students. Topic coverage is very good with well-aimed articles, engagingly written and shorter, lighter pieces too… It is aimed squarely at A-Level students and is written and presented in an accessible manner that doesn’t sacrifice the necessary depth… It is contemporary and easily circulated. I am pleased at the decent coverage given to A2 ideologies alongside USA. Unlike some magazines, I think we are able to use all of this one… It does the updating that we do often dont have time to do and it’s good at prompting relevant discussions in class.’ – G Marshall, Head of Politics and Think Tank Subscriber

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