I am currently revising this module at the moment because I am retaking it this summer (last year I got a C grade - 60/100). I want to get a B grade or above, what tips would you give me in order to get a better grade for this module?
Learn how to do the sources questions.
Do a bi of reading for further knowledge.
Thnx for the notes. I have been looking everywhere for these n havent found them till now. They r really good! Will you be able to post the other ones soon?
I'm retaking The Experience of Warfare in Britain 1854-1929 in under two weeks and I have completely forgotten exam technique for part a. This is the easier question with only the use of the sources but I can't remember how to do it.
The agree/disagree technique doesn't always work because sometimes both the other sources disagree so there is nothing to write about agreeing.
I need some more advice, my exam is next week...
I am doing Option D: The British Empire Challenged on Britain and Ireland is anybody else doing this exam ? Do you know what are the most likely things to come up are ?
Also, does anybody have any general advice on how to answer source questions ? How much of it should be on the actual sources and how much of your own knowledge etc. ? I need to get an A here so any advice would be appreciated.
I'm desperately looking for the questions on the June 2010 and January 2011 editions of the Edexcel Unit 2 Option B paper (Great Reform Act, 1867 & 1884 Reform Acts and Chartism. If anyone knows any of these questions, I would greatly appreciate it if you could place them in this thread, as I'm trying to identify which subjects are more likely to come up in the exam on the 19th.
After looking at all of the 2009 papers and the January 2010 paper, the Section A sources question is linked to the 1832 Reform Act in all of these papers, so this may be a recurring theme.
Where as the Section B question usually relates to the Chartist movement or the 1867 Reform Act in particluar, however questions on the 1832 and 1884 Reform Act have also been asked.
I'm doing the same exam board but mine is on Henry VIII rather than Britain and Ireland so I can't help you much there...
However, for the source questions we were told that you're supposed to use only the sources and no own knowledge - the only time you should use your own knowledge for those questions is to evaluate the reliability of the source. Hope this helps, and good luck!
Thanks, so on the source question you're only really meant to use the sources ? You see my teacher is awful and he didn't tell us anything. I know in the the past papers I've looked at it has said on one of the questions to only use evidence of the sources and the other one says use both the sources and your own knowledge. So I presume thats what you're supposed to do. I think last time I done it, I used too much of my own knowlegde so maybe thats why I didn't do that good (as well as a lack of revision).
Is anyobody actually doing the same exam as me ? I heard the 1867-85 period is the most likely to come up has anbody heard differently ?