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    I did topics, 2,3,4 WTF were they on about in the topic 3, 4 marker i just guessed it really confused and threw me off i got all mixed up I'm confident that I at least passed though and that's all I need
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    I did the last three topics - I thought the exam was pretty good! I'm mainly dreading unit 2.
    I went blank during the 'how did America maintain democracy' question. I talked vaguely about Kosovo and Kuwait - is that right?
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    (Original post by pugsofwesteros)
    I did the last three topics - I thought the exam was pretty good! I'm mainly dreading unit 2.
    I went blank during the 'how did America maintain democracy' question. I talked vaguely about Kosovo and Kuwait - is that right?
    That's what I did because we hadn't learnt about anything else after the Cold War. I didn't think it was particularly about democracy, so I'm not sure.

    I hated the Czechoslovakia/Afghanistan question How did everyone find it?
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    (Original post by Flammae)
    That's what I did because we hadn't learnt about anything else after the Cold War. I didn't think it was particularly about democracy, so I'm not sure.

    I hated the Czechoslovakia/Afghanistan question How did everyone find it?
    I thought the last two 4 markers - Helsinki especially - were pretty difficult. I knew by pure chance was Helsinki was about, and for the USA and democracy question I wrote about the expansion of NATO and Kosovo, both in a little bit of detail.

    Everyone seems to dislike topic 6 but I actually really like it. All the 10 markers were my dream questions (sorry Flammae) and the 6 markers were pretty good. I don't actually think the Catholic Church was the main reason for the success of underground Solidarity but that was easiest to write about, and the CMC and Salami Tactics ones were alright. The Czechoslovakia/Afghanistan was really nice for me, as was the UN in Korea/Soviets in Hungary one. When I turned onto the last page and saw Gorbachev/Reagan, I was pretty much made up.

    Hope you all did okay xxxx
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    (Original post by surina16)
    Yeah we all did the AQA exam
    Lol I'm in the wrong thread then, sorry! XD I do edexcel that's why I was so confused.
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    Paper 1 was a breeze, therefore the grade boundaries will slighly increase, maybe 50/60 for an A*. Thats averaging 17/20 per section.
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    Would anyone doing the race relations topic in Paper 2 be able to help me in terms of how to prepare for 8 mark questions? I was planning on simply learning the textbook, but most of the questions seem to be "Explain why..." questions, which the textbook is not great for. Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by pinksplodge)
    Would anyone doing the race relations topic in Paper 2 be able to help me in terms of how to prepare for 8 mark questions? I was planning on simply learning the textbook, but most of the questions seem to be "Explain why..." questions, which the textbook is not great for. Thanks in advance!
    If it says 'explain why the freedom rides were important for achieving civil rights' or something like that then you should do 2 paragraphs explaining the event and then link it back to the question saying why it was important, having a different point in each paragraph. Hope this helps!


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    First paper I did question 4,5,6 and for the second paper I am doing 1, 4, 8. Anyone have any resources that may help with the following topics:
    Topic 1 From Tsardom to Communism: Russia, 1914–1924
    Topic 4 Stalin’s Dictatorship: USSR, 1924–1941
    Topic 8 War in Vietnam, 1954–1975

    For topic 1, I have this link that is quite useful:
    http://www.irevise.com/Content-Displ...ssia-1914-1924
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    (Original post by ChocoMocoHD)
    First paper I did question 4,5,6 and for the second paper I am doing 1, 4, 8. Anyone have any resources that may help with the following topics:
    Topic 1 From Tsardom to Communism: Russia, 1914–1924
    Topic 4 Stalin’s Dictatorship: USSR, 1924–1941
    Topic 8 War in Vietnam, 1954–1975

    For topic 1, I have this link that is quite useful:
    http://www.irevise.com/Content-Displ...ssia-1914-1924
    Hi
    Coincidentally I am doing exactly the same topics as you! Do you have any predictions as to what might come up? Good luck with your revision xx
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    (Original post by PrincessGrace123)
    Hi
    Coincidentally I am doing exactly the same topics as you! Do you have any predictions as to what might come up? Good luck with your revision xx
    Hey, unfortunately I don't have any predictions at the moment but if I find any I will be sure to let you know. Thanks, good luck to you too!
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    Who else is doing:

    Topic 3: The Roaring 20s
    Topic 6: Depression and the New Deal
    Topic 8: The USA and Vietnam, 1964—1975

    And some tips on revision? History is stressing me out.
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    Anyone doing Topic 10: The Middle East on Paper 2? Just out of interest, as it seems that no one I've spoken to does it, apart from those at our school!
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    (Original post by PrincessGrace123)
    Hi
    Coincidentally I am doing exactly the same topics as you! Do you have any predictions as to what might come up? Good luck with your revision xx
    I'm doing those same topics as well and I looked up what came up on last year's paper - here are the topics:

    War Communism
    Difficulties faced by Provisional Government
    Influence of Rasputin on the Tsar and Tsarina
    Power struggle following Lenin's death
    Purges and consolidation of Stalin's power
    USA involvement in Vietnam 1954-1960
    Tet Offensive and impacts of it on the US public

    So I'd say these are less likely to come up. My History teacher thinks that collectivisation and the Five-Year Plans will come up though.
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    Does anyone have any practice questions for the following topics (excluding the questions from the past paper.)

    Topic 1: From Tsardom to Communism: Russia, 1914–1924
    Topic 5: Hitler’s Germany, 1929–1945
    Topic 7: Race Relations in the USA, 1945–1968
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    (Original post by gd99)
    Anyone doing Topic 10: The Middle East on Paper 2? Just out of interest, as it seems that no one I've spoken to does it, apart from those at our school!
    Yes I am. I must admit that it is a very unpopular choice.

    P.S Do you happen to have any revision materials
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    (Original post by F0X)
    I'm doing those same topics as well and I looked up what came up on last year's paper - here are the topics:

    War Communism
    Difficulties faced by Provisional Government
    Influence of Rasputin on the Tsar and Tsarina
    Power struggle following Lenin's death
    Purges and consolidation of Stalin's power
    USA involvement in Vietnam 1954-1960
    Tet Offensive and impacts of it on the US public

    So I'd say these are less likely to come up. My History teacher thinks that collectivisation and the Five-Year Plans will come up though.
    Ah OK thanks you so much
    Good luck for tomorrow xx
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    (Original post by dexterminate)
    Who else is doing:

    Topic 3: The Roaring 20s
    Topic 6: Depression and the New Deal
    Topic 8: The USA and Vietnam, 1964—1975

    And some tips on revision? History is stressing me out.
    im doing these as well - do you know any exam technique/how to answer questions? im pretty confused 😁
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    (Original post by ChocoMocoHD)
    First paper I did question 4,5,6 and for the second paper I am doing 1, 4, 8. Anyone have any resources that may help with the following topics:
    Topic 1 From Tsardom to Communism: Russia, 1914–1924
    Topic 4 Stalin’s Dictatorship: USSR, 1924–1941
    Topic 8 War in Vietnam, 1954–1975

    For topic 1, I have this link that is quite useful:
    http://www.irevise.com/Content-Displ...ssia-1914-1924
    (Original post by PrincessGrace123)
    Hi
    Coincidentally I am doing exactly the same topics as you! Do you have any predictions as to what might come up? Good luck with your revision xx
    (Original post by F0X)
    I'm doing those same topics as well and I looked up what came up on last year's paper - here are the topics:

    War Communism
    Difficulties faced by Provisional Government
    Influence of Rasputin on the Tsar and Tsarina
    Power struggle following Lenin's death
    Purges and consolidation of Stalin's power
    USA involvement in Vietnam 1954-1960
    Tet Offensive and impacts of it on the US public

    So I'd say these are less likely to come up. My History teacher thinks that collectivisation and the Five-Year Plans will come up though.
    I'm doing the same topics as you
    How are you revising? I find Unit 2 so much harder than Unit 1!
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    Anyone doing Weimar Germany, Hitler Germany and War in Vietnam?
 
 
 
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