(Original post by Pokrok)
Paper 1 will be on the 12th (Tuesday)
Paper 2 will be on the 15th (Friday)
Glad to see my advice helped! I am lucky my school have like a really good history department. I got an A (2 marks off an A*!!) in the Paper 2 and an A* in my coursework! My Paper 1 mock I got an A, so I'm pleased. Unfortunately, my teacher has made me re-sit even though I got an A. And the school made me attend 9 hours of revision sessions. Grrr!*
I wouldn't worry about Paper 1, a sixth former told me to nerd out on the paper, tell it everything you know.
Just something extra to help; one of the questions may ask you if you are surprised. My teacher says it is always best to give 2 views on this.*
Another question you'll get is how useful a source is. The question usually wants you to say: "The source tells me that...... However, I also know that....."*
For the "why" questions it would be good to look at the factors, not actually what happened. If you were to talk about Greek developments and why they happened you should say what factors made this happen. Some factors that could help or hinder progress are
War - gives doctors people to try new ideas out on but it could cut the government cost on medicine to focus on weapons
Government - the American government wanted rid of the Indians and would cause the majority of the conflicts against the Indians.
Technology - helped medicine through X Ray Machines, Blood Transfusions etc. Printing Press helped spread ideas.
Individuals - were the ones that made it happen. Eg Hippocrates created the theory of diagnosis and Vesalius helped prove Galen wrong. Custer was a major player in the end of the Indians after being defeated.
Chance - or luck. It had been lucky that Paré ran out of ingredients or he might not have been able to create his antiseptic. It was chance that the weather was stable enough for the Mormons to cross the Plains to Salt Lake.
Communication - The newspapers helped make Penicillin known to the world. The media also created a poor image of the Indians to American White people.
Industry- it was the busy factories in the Industrial Revolution that brought poor living conditions in cities, hindering public health and safety.
I clearly write too much lol. Good luck with your exams, you be fine. Just remember "Nerd out!" on everything you know and read the question five times.