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Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone has the questions which were given in january or the examiners report or anything because my teacher didnt know where to look.....

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The aqa website is pretty good, have you tried there at all?
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thanks, but yeah i have, the jan paper doesnt seem to be up there...i know other aqa stuff has only just been put up for jan, but history isnt so i wasnt sure if there was another way if anyone had already contacted them?
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thanks, but yeah i have, the jan paper doesnt seem to be up there...i know other aqa stuff has only just been put up for jan, but history isnt so i wasnt sure if there was another way if anyone had already contacted them?
im doing this module as well but dont know where the january paper is. How is your revision going?
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As far as I'm aware (I asked my teacher :p: ) it isn't there because there wasn't one! Something to do with it being a new spec, don't remember exactly but yeah I don't think there was a January exam.
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Well thats what i thought, but apparently there was, because i remember my teacher giving us a small bit of the jan examiners report but nothing else, so there was an exam, just no stuff!!! and my revision isnt goinggreat...well im revising ALL the time, but im finding there is SO much to remember i really dont see how they expect us to do it :/ what about you?
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i keep reading the textbook but for some reason the information is not sticking, im finding it harder to revise for this one module than for the two modules i had to learn for AS
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There is A LOT to remember, but then again it's only one exam... I'd be interested to compare the amount of content in this year to both of last years.

I'm making more concise versions of all my notes, then when I'm done I plan to make them even more concise and into mind-maps. After that I'm going to do as many 45 mark questions in 45 minutes as I can force myself to, so it's just like lots of exam practice
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yeah i wish there were more exam questions to go on, weve just got made up ones....

and i know!! it seems such a waste learning so much when we literally will only pick 4 main points for 2 questions :/ maybe thats why ther is SO much, to kindve allow for a variety of options with answers...

also how much do you include historians views in yours?
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My teach has put quite a lot of emphasis on historiography, mainly because it's an important thing if you want to be hitting the top grades. I'd include a section on an historian or a the views of a particular school of thought in my argument and either use it as backing or overcome it to further reinforce my argument.

We've got quite a lot of little 'snippets' of historians ideas, but the only main arguments we've learnt are the Good Duke vs Bad Duke, Somerset/Northumberland thing, a little bit about Mary's marriage to Philip II. Annndddd ideas debating what influenced Elizabeth's Religious Settlement, compared to what she actually wanted.
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yeah we've got similar stuff, although i usually make up which historian says which when i use snippets...and ive read chunks of a few historian books....

in terms of putting them in, we've kindve been told to structure our answers yes, no, yes no etc, so i think ill just try and put in a couple in each paragraph or have it to start my paragraph....aaahhh theres too much :/ what grade do you need out of interest?

im having trouble at the moment sorting ut the differnce between council, parliament and court etc, because i always muddle them up in my answers when theyre separate....any advice?
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also, i have a couple of questions, maybe you could help...

firstly, was the earl of westmorland and the 2nd northumberland, an MP? i know they were catholic, but were they still in parliament?

and also, did elizabeth have catholics in her privy council? and if so who?

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i got that elizabeth kept many of mary's councillors in her privy council in the hope of them keeping crown loyalty - which they did

mary's lord treasurer was the marquis of winchester, who died in 1571 and cecil/burghley succeeded him - that's the only example i've got

also, do you know what you could use ireland as an example of? a threat to internal security? or just foreign policy?
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i have a million example exam questions! its depressing to try and practise them all; i despise a level history so much!
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thank you

and yeah i wasnt sure about ireland...because in the book its down as political and not foreign relations....and because it has government links with essex etc i guess it is internal....but can it be counted as foriegn or internal because its not completely foreign but also not in england.....im not sure anyone else know?
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thank you

and yeah i wasnt sure about ireland...because in the book its down as political and not foreign relations....and because it has government links with essex etc i guess it is internal....but can it be counted as foriegn or internal because its not completely foreign but also not in england.....im not sure anyone else know?
I guess it could be either. If you can use it as an example for both and justify it in your argument then the examiner wouldn't mind I don't think. Personally I'd probably say it's internal as it was a rebellion and like you said it served to bring about the whole deal with Essex being an idiot.

I need a C/D in this to get a B overall, which is what I need... I'm pretty terrified how about you?
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hello, this is a desperate plea to everyone on the post,
my teacher failed to teach us anything about foreign policy at all..so i've been learning that from scratch for a while, but anyway, she also failed to make up any exam questions to practise with, so i've literally had 5 all year to try and do..
please could anyone post some questions that their teachers made up? i couldn't thank you enough, i desperately want to get into uni, like a lot of you, and i find that practise questions are one of the best ways of learning in history!
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i have a million example exam questions! its depressing to try and practise them all; i despise a level history so much!
hello, this is a desperate plea to everyone on the post,
my teacher failed to teach us anything about foreign policy at all..so i've been learning that from scratch for a while, but anyway, she also failed to make up any exam questions to practise with, so i've literally had 5 all year to try and do..
please could anyone post some questions that their teachers made up? i couldn't thank you enough, i desperately want to get into uni, like a lot of you, and i find that practise questions are one of the best ways of learning in history!
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ive left a lot of mine at home, but i have a few here so i'll post more later...

to what extent was the duke of somerset brought down by the rebellions of 1549?

to what extent was Elizabeth's stability under threat from those who rejected her religious settlement?

to what extent did the puritans/catholics (delete as applicable) pose a serious threat to Elizabeths stability?

explain the factors that shaped the religious settlement reached in 1559

By 1558 Mary had successfully restored the Catholic church in England. to what extent do you agree with this statement?

if you want i have a lot of word documents which are detailed but clear notes on a lot of topics such as foreign policy??
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(Original post by emilyameliarose)
ive left a lot of mine at home, but i have a few here so i'll post more later...

to what extent was the duke of somerset brought down by the rebellions of 1549?

to what extent was Elizabeth's stability under threat from those who rejected her religious settlement?

to what extent did the puritans/catholics (delete as applicable) pose a serious threat to Elizabeths stability?

explain the factors that shaped the religious settlement reached in 1559

By 1558 Mary had successfully restored the Catholic church in England. to what extent do you agree with this statement?

if you want i have a lot of word documents which are detailed but clear notes on a lot of topics such as foreign policy??
thank you so much!!! that is so so helpful!
ooh that sounds good!
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