opening the paper to see that ireland question made my day! it was definitely a lot easier than last year, which was great for my stress levels but means the UMS will probably be quite harsh :/
HIS3G -- British State and People, 1865-1915 AQA A2 June 2016 Watch
- 10-06-2016 17:58
- 10-06-2016 18:46
I genuinely wrote something very similar to this! I reckon the grade boundaries will be high though.
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(Original post by PLJohn)
- 10-06-2016 19:14
Yeah, I think it's a general consensus that the Economy is not a good topic. My only issue with time frames was I didn't really know anything for 1896-1901 for the economy other than the Boer War.
- 10-06-2016 19:17
- 11-06-2016 12:01
Hi, I'm really worried about my answers :-/
For the first Ireland question I answered that Gladstone had failed because he hadn't passed home rule and ultimately had split the party and there was still religious divide and violence in Ireland I also used a few historical quotes.
For the 2nd question I put that some reforms didn't go far enough eg old age pensions and the school meals act but I said overall it was a success because it was the biggest movement towards a welfare state in this period and that it really did aim at helping the working classes and used a few historical quotes.
Do you think these answers will be ok? :-/ I'm thinking the grade boundaries will be really high so it'll be hard to get an A :-/
- 19-06-2016 18:06
Heres what i put for the answers:
1. WEG 1 ministry - church success, but main greivance of land failed - limitations to land act
2. WEG 2 ministry - land addressed but coercion unseats them and cries for home rule
3. Home rule - lib party split - failure
4. Home rule - tory at fault - orange card
5. Disraeli vs gladstone - BD didnt do anything to pacify ireland
Conclusion - ultimately fsils to pacify ireland - historians claim salisbury pacifird in medium term not gladstone
1. Children - better conditions - national efficiency and booth etc
2. Health - national insurance limited success
3. Labour laws - restructure labour market - collectivism helps better conditions + trade unions better off
4. People budget 1909 - builds on harcourt 1895 budget - redistribution vs gladstone who wanted to abolish taxation
5. Limitations - parliament act - no reforms post 1911 + irish situation
Conclusion - ultimately did more than anyone in the era to help conditions of working class - national efficiency and positive freedom and increasingly collectivist movement, but far off welfare state + women no rights until 1918, nonetheless quite successful