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How important is a knowledge of current affairs for my exam?

Whilst you can gain extra marks from having recent examples to illustrate your points, a knowledge of the course content is more important than knowing precise details of current affairs. Detials about elections and referendums in the last twenty years are more important than knowing current debates. 

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