Anyone doing this exam on the first of june?
im italian, but i still left the research based preparation a tad to olate... so i basically have less than a week to prepare the researched based essay.
how much do i have to cover, does anyone know? (planning to do the history question)
Hey I'm taking this exam too! And my RBE is on La vita e' bella, I love it but I'm praying that the question on themes comes up (please not extract!!)
Anyway, a couple of my friends are doing History and they're studying the rise/fall of Mussolini so they've researched key figures, events, etc.
If you go to the Edexcel Italian page then under teacher support materials there is a document called "generic research based essay guide" and there's a section on it with some sample questions, so you could use them to focus your research on whatever you choose in the end
So, the verdict?
I did the question about whether or not social networking sites like Facebook are dangerous or not which was kind of exactly like the practice one I did on the dangers of online chat rooms two weeks ago.
Research essay question was a God-send. My aspect of society was organized crime, so "What do you think is the most serious problem in contemporary Italian society and how do you think it should be resolved?" was a pretty jammy deal.
Overall, very happy Btw, how big is everyone's bibliography?
It was SO terrible for my topic Literature was "event" but I'd only ever prepared extract, so I had to try and make that an event and it was just really tragic. I'm really disappointed now, I really don't think that I got any more than a D :/
The rest of the exam was alright though, I loved the discursive title (the one on politics and young people)!! And the translation was a bit weird but okay, apart from the fact that I forgot the word for 'law'.
Overall I'm pretty disappointed, but I hope everyone else's went better! My bibliography had only four sources in it (including the film and the screenplay for the film)
ahh crap, we needed to include a bibliography?
i don't have a teacher so the preparation was just up to me... well thats marks out of the window.
translation was lovely i found, and both questions were amazing! i answered the one about facebook and it went great, and for history i talked about the induction of fascist dictatorship during the after war as one of the important events