Anyone else sitting this exam tomorrow? Just wondering how people were feeling about it and whether anyone wants to speculate about possible questions or what topics you've been learning or any last minute advice, that sort of thing, y'know?
I'm doing France and Germany on the Europe 1815-1917 paper and then Rebecca Riots on the Reform and Protest paper.
Same here, I'm doing the 1815-1917 Europe paper, but Russia and International Relations. Also doing the Great Rebellion paper.
Not feeling great in all honesty. I didn't even know HY3 was part of this exam until a few weeks ago, shows how good my school is I suppose. I'm confident I know enough of the Europe stuff but not so confident about the Great Rebellion. I can also see the synoptic question being difficult to fit into 50 minutes but meh, we'll see.
I need about 59 for a B overall and about 90 for an A. Only need a B but yano, an A would be nice. We'll see.
You're doing the complete opposite to me then I see!
I wouldn't worry too much about HY3, I know it's worth 40 marks but as long as you smash HY4 you'll do fine! Agreed with the synoptic essay timing, I'm hoping that adrenaline will carry me through to be honest!
I need to get roughly half marks for an A overall, but I'd quite like an A* to be honest and that means 90% or more.
Good luck to you too!
I think if I get 115 marks I'll get an a*. Not completely out of the question? :P
How are you setting out the synoptic essay? I've been told to separate the period into around three smaller periods and analyse each individually, evaluating at the end of each paragraph. Slightly worried this will be seen as a bit of a narrative response, but it shouldn't be an issue as long as I analyse properly.
We've split ours into 4 periods. 1815-1848, 1848-1870, 1871-1890 and 1891-1917. We've then been told to put these periods in the order of the importance of the named factor in each period. Then we've got to deal with the named factor and then evaluate it's importance against other factors in each of those periods.
Though mine will probably be suited to Germany, hence 4 time periods instead of 3. Other than that, our technique doesn't seem too dissimilar!
Ah, well that's reassuring. I'm not entirely sure why, but I'm not entirely convinced I've been give the best possible preparation for this exam. Fingers crossed we get nice questions. I'll be sure to check out the questions you get on the paper, hope they're nice! From doing AS Level Germany I can only assume that Bismarck is the answer to everything? xD
I thought the Germany 1815-1914 question was brilliant. The last mock test we did in school was the same question but substitute the word impact for experience. I did France instead of Russia but again, I couldn't have asked for a better question. Success at home but a failure abroad? Literally the best question on France ever.
My essay for the depth paper was definitely my weakest but the question wasn't terrible by any means, in fact, achievements were the last mock we did in school too, so y'know, I was prepared but I think I lost focus and let my technique slide.
Hopefully I got the C I need to get an A overall. I'm holding an A from HY1, HY2 and I got 78/80 on my HY3 coursework which is 90% so technically A* I believe?
And yes Danibaldi, Bismarck is practically the answer to everything, haha :P!
Glad no-one seems to have had a truly terrible exam, good luck to you all for August!
I did the Napoleons question and the German one. I have to say I found it quite easy but I had one major flaw.
I didn't get to finish the germannessay in time. I've become paranoid about how many marks I lost so could someone give me an idea of how many marks I'd lose seeing as I had no conclusion and only wrote 6 lines on the last time period
Despite that though, apparently you need 83 as a raw mark to get an a overall, so does that mean an a* is still feasible since I had 75 in my coursework?
I did Tudors and Nazis, the poverty and vagrancy question was weird
Anyone doing this in June?
I am also doing the wjec a level history exam in June. Although I am doing Russia instead of Germany and have a choice of international relations 1918-45 or 1945-89. I am also doing British foreign policy. Anyone got any good exams tips for writing history essays? I am hoping to do a history degree so need to improve my history essay writing as it is not very good.