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    (Original post by akash3141)
    5, I think.
    2 for why the bombing was a failure, so it couldn't destroy Ho Chi Minh trail, factories flattened but economy depended on farming. Second was about losing hearts + minds which was a US tactic.

    The next two was what other reasons contributed, so strengths of VC + media and protests in USA..

    Final was a conclusion and I briefly talked about some other factor to conclude that it wasn't the main factor..
    I talked about Hearts&Minds and guerrilla tactics as my two other paragraphs on other factors.

    That exam has taught me not to rely on prediction - especially in the Leninist Russia section, I got all my predictions wrong and all the topics from last year came up again! It wasn't too hard overall, but the individual questions were quite narrow-focused and quite trickily worded. Grade boundaries will be quite low, I think.
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    (Original post by F0X)
    I talked about Hearts&Minds and guerrilla tactics as my two other paragraphs on other factors.

    That exam has taught me not to rely on prediction - especially in the Leninist Russia section, I got all my predictions wrong and all the topics from last year came up again! It wasn't too hard overall, but the individual questions were quite narrow-focused and quite trickily worded. Grade boundaries will be quite low, I think.
    Doubt that mate. Last year it was 57 for an A*, and I think that they will increase it slightly to 59!
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    (Original post by Akila1)
    Doubt that mate. Last year it was 57 for an A*, and I think that they will increase it slightly to 59!
    57 out of what? And does this include coursework?
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    (Original post by F0X)
    57 out of what? And does this include coursework?
    it cant include coursework.
    each section is worth 20 marks.
    in unit 2, 9 marks are available for SPaG.

    60 marks possible for Unit 1.
    69 for Unit 2.
    about 40 for coursework? Idk about that.
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    (Original post by ValVettore)
    it cant include coursework.
    each section is worth 20 marks.
    in unit 2, 9 marks are available for SPaG.

    60 marks possible for Unit 1.
    69 for Unit 2.
    about 40 for coursework? Idk about that.
    I think it will be 50/60 in unit 1 for an A*
    And 59/69 in unit 2 for an A*
    And coursework is always 36/40
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    Just thinking back what was the topic 3 four marker again for paper 1
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    (Original post by ValVettore)
    it cant include coursework.
    each section is worth 20 marks.
    in unit 2, 9 marks are available for SPaG.

    60 marks possible for Unit 1.
    69 for Unit 2.
    about 40 for coursework? Idk about that.
    Oh right. In general the A* mark for the overall qualification (papers 1, 2 and coursework) has been around 75-85% for the past few years I think.

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    Just thinking back what was the topic 3 four marker again for paper 1
    You mean the Hitler topic? It was "describe what Hitler did after the invasion of Czechoslovakia and before the start of WWII" (aka, Nazi-Soviet Pact and invasion of Poland).
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    (Original post by bpn365)
    Just thinking back what was the topic 3 four marker again for paper 1
    What happened after the collapse of Czechoslovakia?
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    (Original post by ValVettore)
    What happened after the collapse of Czechoslovakia?
    The Nazi-Soviet Pact


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    (Original post by dexterminate)
    The Nazi-Soviet Pact


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    But first Memel and the British-French agreement to defend Poland.
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    NOOo, are you being serious??
    I was thinking that my topics in this year's exam were harder than the 2015 paper.. Why do you say they are higher for A* ??
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    How did everyone do?
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    (Original post by surina16)
    How did everyone do?
    I got an A* even if I got the lowest mark (180 UMS) but am so happy because I was predicted an A throughout the whole of year 10 and 11 and I never thought I would get an A*

    I got:
    - 85 UMS (A*) on the International Relationships & USA exam (62/81 raw marks)
    - 49 UMS (A) on the Britain 1890-1918 exam (31/53 raw marks)
    - 46 UMS (A*) on the Controlled Assessment, Germany (45/50 raw marks) although everyone I think in my year got moderated down by 3 raw marks

    So overall I am delighted and quite shocked

    How did you do?
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    (Original post by surina16)
    How did everyone do?
    Sooo gutted. I tried so hard and it's my favorite subject! Got an A* in Unit 1 and B in Unit 2. This gave me an overall A. Our teachers are finding it really weird as quite a few students were actually predicted A*s in this subject yet apparently nobody even got higher than this grade in our school.

    The reality still hasn't sunk in tbh because I genuinely thought paper 2 was pretty good :/ Anyways, I'm quite reluctant to send it back for a remark as I don't want to risk obtaining a B in the subject.

    Meh I'll just accept it and hopefully try harder at A-level.
    How did you do?




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    (Original post by history fanatic)
    Sooo gutted. I tried so hard and it's my favorite subject! Got an A* in Unit 1 and B in Unit 2. This gave me an overall A. Our teachers are finding it really weird as quite a few students were actually predicted A*s in this subject yet apparently nobody even got higher than this grade in our school.

    The reality still hasn't sunk in tbh because I genuinely thought paper 2 was pretty good :/ Anyways, I'm quite reluctant to send it back for a remark as I don't want to risk obtaining a B in the subject.

    Meh I'll just accept it and hopefully try harder at A-level.
    How did you do?




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    Same for Paper 2! I was really happy about it after I finished the test. Definitely thought I did better. I'm not doing History for A-Levels, I just enjoyed it at GCSEs.


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    hi, what where the questions for topic 4 and 2
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    what were the questions?
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    can someone tell us the questions?
 
 
 
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