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    Is anyone else sitting this, Unit 1 on the 14th and Unit 2 on the 22nd?

    im doing for unit 1- option D Russia in revolution and Stalin's Russia e.g Russia 1881-1953

    and for unit 2 option E - Britain in the 20th Century Consensus an Conflict e.g Britain 1945-1990
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    (Original post by NaomiASuts)
    Is anyone else sitting this, Unit 1 on the 14th and Unit 2 on the 22nd?

    im doing for unit 1- option D Russia in revolution and Stalin's Russia e.g Russia 1881-1953

    and for unit 2 option E - Britain in the 20th Century Consensus an Conflict e.g Britain 1945-1990
    I'm doing the same unit 1 topics as you, I was looking through past papers and some of the questions are so broad and confusing!
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    (Original post by NaomiASuts)
    Is anyone else sitting this, Unit 1 on the 14th and Unit 2 on the 22nd?

    im doing for unit 1- option D Russia in revolution and Stalin's Russia e.g Russia 1881-1953

    and for unit 2 option E - Britain in the 20th Century Consensus an Conflict e.g Britain 1945-1990
    Resitting U1: Civil Rights and Vietnam and Korea, as I got a C when expecting an A.

    Also doing U2: Crimea, Boer and WW1.
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    (Original post by Lucy96)
    I'm doing the same unit 1 topics as you, I was looking through past papers and some of the questions are so broad and confusing!
    I know! Sometimes the questions are so specific then sometimes really broad. The markschemes are also vague sometimes as well... I suppose the thing about them being broad is you have more you can write about. I was planning on going through and planning all the past papers at some points though
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    (Original post by Mr Faust)
    Resitting U1: Civil Rights and Vietnam and Korea, as I got a C when expecting an A.

    Also doing U2: Crimea, Boer and WW1.
    Wish I was doing civil rights as well- its such a interesting topic. That's the thing I worry about History- it's so subjective- I could think I've done really well and get a low grade (not like a C, a Cs good ).
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    (Original post by NaomiASuts)
    Is anyone else sitting this, Unit 1 on the 14th and Unit 2 on the 22nd?

    im doing for unit 1- option D Russia in revolution and Stalin's Russia e.g Russia 1881-1953

    and for unit 2 option E - Britain in the 20th Century Consensus an Conflict e.g Britain 1945-1990
    Oh cool I'm doing for Unit 1 - Russia in Revolution, and Pursuit for Equality (civil rights in america)
    and Unit 2 - The Changing position of women (resit), got a C this Jan
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    (Original post by NaomiASuts)
    Wish I was doing civil rights as well- its such a interesting topic. That's the thing I worry about History- it's so subjective- I could think I've done really well and get a low grade (not like a C, a Cs good ).
    At the moment I think I enjoy Vietnam and Korea - warfare is just so exciting.

    The problem is, is that all the practice exams I was doing achieved an A, I revised on it more than any other subject and to see that C was just disappointing Ah well, try and try again.
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    Hey guys!

    Lol I did the Russian paper, got a C at first but after resitting I got an A (56/60)
    First time round I only like made notes from the text book, didn't really do past questions except for some we did in class. Second time round I re-learned everything in detail and then planned past paper questions then did loads and got a few marked. I would say the key things would be to have specific knowledge and examples - also be extremely familiar with the exam questions (many themes are reoccurring throughout the papers) and essay structure is really important. The paper usually has like 2 broad questions and 2 specific questions (If I remember correctly)
    If anyone wants more specific help on this paper, feel free to ask
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    does anyone know the exam question for the civil rights January 2013??
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    (Original post by R_94)
    Hey guys!

    Lol I did the Russian paper, got a C at first but after resitting I got an A (56/60)
    First time round I only like made notes from the text book, didn't really do past questions except for some we did in class. Second time round I re-learned everything in detail and then planned past paper questions then did loads and got a few marked. I would say the key things would be to have specific knowledge and examples - also be extremely familiar with the exam questions (many themes are reoccurring throughout the papers) and essay structure is really important. The paper usually has like 2 broad questions and 2 specific questions (If I remember correctly)
    If anyone wants more specific help on this paper, feel free to ask
    May I ask how you structure your questions? I'm doing russia and civil rights on the 14th and in class papers I've only pushed a C, I usually have two sides of the argument as my basis but then analysing the extent/importance/impact of an event, addressing usually how far in the conclusion whilst using detailed examples, but I usually get 20/30
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    May I ask how you structure your questions? I'm doing russia and civil rights on the 14th and in class papers I've only pushed a C, I usually have two sides of the argument as my basis but then analysing the extent/importance/impact of an event, addressing usually how far in the conclusion whilst using detailed examples, but I usually get 20/30
    I would say you need to analyse the importance and make an evaluative judgement at the end of each paragraph making sure you link back to the question. Detailed examples are good and each paragraph should be clear and concise addressing one factor. Hour this helps. Structure is the hardest to get the hang of but if you read simple answers and get your teacher to go through one of your essays with you hopefully you'll get the hang of it.
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    (Original post by NaomiASuts)
    Is anyone else sitting this, Unit 1 on the 14th and Unit 2 on the 22nd?

    im doing for unit 1- option D Russia in revolution and Stalin's Russia e.g Russia 1881-1953

    and for unit 2 option E - Britain in the 20th Century Consensus an Conflict e.g Britain 1945-1990
    I'm doing Option E for Unit 1: unification of Italy and unification of Germany
    Unit 2: Changing position of women (option C)

    I've absolutely loved Unit 1, it's really really interesting! In stark contrast, Unit 2 is booooring :/ How are you finding Russia?
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    May I ask how you structure your questions? I'm doing russia and civil rights on the 14th and in class papers I've only pushed a C, I usually have two sides of the argument as my basis but then analysing the extent/importance/impact of an event, addressing usually how far in the conclusion whilst using detailed examples, but I usually get 20/30
    And if you don't mind me adding, use quotes in your essay aswell to make your argument a lot stronger Like what have leaders said about a particular treaty perhaps, and historiography (what historians have said about the event that occured etc...). It shows wider understanding
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    (Original post by justanotherindigo)
    And if you don't mind me adding, use quotes in your essay aswell to make your argument a lot stronger Like what have leaders said about a particular treaty perhaps, and historiography (what historians have said about the event that occured etc...). It shows wider understanding
    Ahh yes the one thing I've never bothered with, noting down historians claims, well I'll find one or two quotes for each section next time, I never knew you could use modern historians as sources
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    (Original post by justanotherindigo)
    I'm doing Option E for Unit 1: unification of Italy and unification of Germany
    Unit 2: Changing position of women (option C)

    I've absolutely loved Unit 1, it's really really interesting! In stark contrast, Unit 2 is booooring :/ How are you finding Russia?
    I'm a big fan of unit 1 too, I mean compared to Unit 2, to say a lot more is happening is a bit of a understatement. The characters and personalities involved in Russia are the most interesting for me personally, there just so diverse compared to Britain where sometimes the only distinguishable feature of a person is their moustache. The content is much more interesting but the essays are trickier than unit two because I can't hide behind sources XD I mean, the courses practically plan your essay for you... Can't really ask for much more than that.
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    I'm doin the Henry unit and civil rights and tsarism (CBa to put the full thing in )
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    Is anyone doing Luther and witches for Unit 1?!


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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Ahh yes the one thing I've never bothered with, noting down historians claims, well I'll find one or two quotes for each section next time, I never knew you could use modern historians as sources
    Yep you can! It will reinforce your arguments so much more

    (Original post by NaomiASuts)
    I'm a big fan of unit 1 too, I mean compared to Unit 2, to say a lot more is happening is a bit of a understatement. The characters and personalities involved in Russia are the most interesting for me personally, there just so diverse compared to Britain where sometimes the only distinguishable feature of a person is their moustache. The content is much more interesting but the essays are trickier than unit two because I can't hide behind sources XD I mean, the courses practically plan your essay for you... Can't really ask for much more than that.
    Yes! It's incredible Ahaa that is actually true :lol: But the sources can be so dodgy sometimes especially in the textbook My friend does the exact same topics as you, and she told me that Russia is really really loooong haha, but if it's interesting then it keeps you engaged! The essays I actually enjoy (pretty weird of me ) because you have the opportunity to argue
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    (Original post by NaomiASuts)
    Is anyone else sitting this, Unit 1 on the 14th and Unit 2 on the 22nd?

    im doing for unit 1- option D Russia in revolution and Stalin's Russia e.g Russia 1881-1953

    and for unit 2 option E - Britain in the 20th Century Consensus an Conflict e.g Britain 1945-1990
    I am sitting both these exams and doing all the exact same units as you, which topics are you predicting will come up?


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    (Original post by NaomiASuts)
    Is anyone else sitting this, Unit 1 on the 14th and Unit 2 on the 22nd?

    im doing for unit 1- option D Russia in revolution and Stalin's Russia e.g Russia 1881-1953

    and for unit 2 option E - Britain in the 20th Century Consensus an Conflict e.g Britain 1945-1990
    Hi people, I'm doing unit 1- option D Russia in revolution and Stalin's Russia e.g Russia 1881-1953 aswell
    but for unit 2, im doing Poverty, Public Health, and growth of government in Britain 1830 - 75
    Anyone else doing the same? I'm finding Unit 2 ok...but the Unit 1 Russia is
    killing me! I'm finding it really hard to revise for it and remember the mass of content. :confused:
 
 
 
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