The Think Tank – Issue 27: Exam-relevant articles for A Level Government and Politics

The Think Tank - Issue 27

The world of politics continues to remain unpredictable and throw up surprises that even the most seasoned political commentator couldn’t predict. With Iain Duncan Smith leaving the Cabinet, a government U-turn on disability cuts, the EU Referendum exposing rifts at the heart of the Conservative Party, and potential strikes looming from both doctors and teachers, it’s been a troublesome time for the government. However, with elections in Scotland and council elections in May around the corner, the pain may be short-lived depending on how Labour fare. Outside of the UK, in the US presidential primaries Trump continues to be the main talking point, and Bernie is still snapping at Hillary’s heels, despite his chances of victory getting narrower with every loss. With Trump still in the GOP race it is proving to be one of the most divisive campaigns in recent history.

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.

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‘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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