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History B features:
a:Medicine and Treatment
b:Crime and Punishment
c:The changing nature of warfare
a:Transformation of British society 1815-1851
b:American West 1840-1895
c:Life in Germany 1919-1945
a:Transformation of surgery 1845-1918
b:Protest,law and order in the 20th century
c:The impact of war in Britain
Theirs also a coursework piece on Victrian Britain.
each unit counts for 25% of your grade...
Its really interesting but hardwork, Good Luck
My exam board was EDEXCEL and the topics we chose were as follows:
Crime and Punishment
Life in Germany
Protest and Order (or along those lines)
A course work piece on America's economic boom and Great Depression.
It was amazing and I'd give anything to have that back again. TAKE HISTORY DUDE SERIOUSLY DO IT.
Overall, I'd say Geography is great, the course is interesting and there's lots of variety. It also isn't too difficult, it's got a great mix of lots of subjects. Generally, it can give you a better perspective on the world, especially as you have to remember past case studies and it's always good to understand relevant geographical examples, forcing you to watch the news. I'd definitely recommend it, it's such an interesting and amazing subject!
See I did totally different things to everyone else here
Again, with geography, there are a wide number of options, but you can be sure there are things about: Natural Disasters and responses, climate change, rainforests, population, resource use, cities, and a geographical skills paper.
Couldn't recommend either subject more
GCSE History we done OCR B
There are 3 parts to it, and each part is worth a 1/3 of the overall grade
-Coursework on Nazi Germany, I got a D the first time round but I've just re-sat so hopefully at least a C
-Britain in the 1920's so Suffragettes, Liberal Reforms and the Homefront, our exam was on one topic out of these and it was the skills paper so we had to use sources to back up our points, our exam was on the Liberal Reforms it was the best one and I got an A
-Breakdown of International Peace, The Treaty of Versailles, USA depth study and effects of the treaty
I honestly find it so boring, for me this course is a waste of time, if we had done a more interesting spec I think I would enjoy it a lot more.
GCSE Geography we done Edexcel A
There are 4 parts to this and each one is worth 25%. Each exam is marked out of 50. 25 marks for the first section and 25 for the second. There are 3 exams and 1 coursework
-Unit 1 is geographical skills and challenges, the skills part is the hardest of all the units in my opinion, you learn about OS maps, cross sections, graphs and how to describe distributions, things like that, that is only half the exam the other half is challenges where you learn about climate change and sustainable development, this is a good mix of human and physical. I have this exam tomorrow and I'm looking at a low A* or high A, maps aren't my strong point
-Unit 2 is half physical and the other half is more human based. There are 2 sections A and B. A is the purely physical side and you learn one or two of these options: coasts, tectonics, glaciers or rivers. I learnt about glaciers and coats and chose glaciers in my exam. Part B you learn about either Watery World or Wasteful World, I done Watery World and overall got 46/50 so a high A*
Unit 3 is completely human, like unit 2 it's broken down into part A and B. You learn 1 or 2 from A which are Economic Change, Farming and the countryside, Settlement change or population change. Part B you will learn either A moving world or A Toursits World. I will be doing Economic Change and Toursits World once my unit 1 exam is over, this is meant to be one of the easiest units.
Unit 4 was the coursework. Your teacher will decide the theme and then get given a set question and will then guide you through as much of it as they can, they will help you break down the question and work on your hypothesis. I done my coursework on coasts as we had learnt about it in Unit 2, I'm not sure what the other themes are though. I went on a day trip to Hengistbury Head in Dorset to gather my primary data, you will also need to research secondary data. Its been the funnest coursework that I've ever done, it's so interesting.
Overall I love Geography and I'm doing it at A level and hoping to pursue it to degree level. However it is lots of work with lots of case studies to learn so be prepared to go to enhancements and keep thorough notes everything is important
Hope I helped and good luck
It all depends on board and spec
See I did totally different things to everyone else here
History B aqa
The foreign policy of germany and lead up to the war
Cold war origins
Cold war crises
Hitle'r rise to power
Russia 1924-39 iirc for paper 2
You do Medicine though time, Life in Nazi Germany 1919-45 and then Surgery, one controlled assessment. Each one is worth 25 %.
It depends on your exam board to be honest. So you can check their websites or ask your teachers.
I can't tell you anything about Geography as I didn't do it.
Unit1: International Relations (first 3 sections covering the outbreak of WW1, the league of nations, the peace settlement, appeasement, and outbreak of WW2)
Unit2: Nazi Germany 1919-1939
Unit3: Transformation of British Society 1903-1929
Unit4: Civil Rights movement and Malcolm X 1960 onwards
I didn't do geography so I can't really help with that!
Stalin,Russia and Communism
Cold war + Vietnam
Britain during WWII
American civil war, woman's right etc
CAT on 60s Britain mods or rockers
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I also do Geography, I think it's OCR. We covered physical Geography, human Geography, a piece of controlled assessment, and a decision making exam. Each unit is worth 25%. I found Geography alright; lots of case studies to remember though.