CIE IGCSE exams 9th May 2014 (French paper 2, History paper 1)

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Anyone here taking these tomorrow?
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Yeah I've got the French this afternoon
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Just had French. Seemed very straightforward
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Did History this morning. I feel so relieved
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Did History this morning. I FEEL SO GOOD considering i slept 3 hours yesterday and crammed like you wouldn't believe gosh I feel great. My revision although was last minute was in depth. 1 down sooo many more to go.
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How did people find history? Was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and yeah, I'm sure you guys will do great in French, I did the same exam last year (and not to boast - well actually to boast a little) got 97% has anyone done the Spanish?
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How did you all find the French?
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French was very. Especially I've been living in France for almost 3 years now... Happened to forget how to conjugate lire though LOL Mehhhh only one point...I hope XD


History? How can you say it was easy... I wrote 10 pages in 2 hours and my fingers were dead after that exam. I was writing until the very very last second. D:
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French was very. Especially I've been living in France for almost 3 years now... Happened to forget how to conjugate lire though LOL Mehhhh only one point...I hope XD


History? How can you say it was easy... I wrote 10 pages in 2 hours and my fingers were dead after that exam. I was writing until the very very last second. D:
There was a lot to cover, but the questions I did (peace treaties, league of nations and tsar) were very straightforward. I was pushed for time because I was cramming in everything I knew for the questions. And yes aha, I wrote for 117 minutes straight too :P I filled up 10 pages, but the guy sitting in front of me got to 16 aha. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll do fine.

Good luck on the rest!
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history was quite good, although did anyone doing international relations answer question 6 about the peacekeepers in 1919-20, do you think i will get any marks for talking about the paris peace conference and the racial equality clause ?
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the history was quite good, although did anyone doing international relations answer question 6 about the peacekeepers in 1919-20, do you think i will get any marks for talking about the paris peace conference and the racial equality clause ?
Lol I have no idea what that is, but I think Paris peace conference was all there was to talk about.

Here's what I wrote in the exam:

3. How effective were the peace makers in dealing with the problems they faced?

Pro:
- Managed to create a treaty that satisfied their respective people, when initially much harsher calls were suggested.

- Succeeded in weakening Germany militarily, (described the restrictions)

- Succeed in offering self determination to smaller countries

Cons:
- Germany was weakened too much economically - defaults on reparations, hyper inflation etc. Industry lost, so cannot recover easily

- the leaders fail in creating new states, Poland has no frontiers, yugoslavia is a mix of people that don't really get along, so they are all very unstable.

- leaders fail in pacifying Germany, so a war is inevitable.

Conclusion - succeeded at some things, but essential failure, as war does indeed break out.

How many marks do you think I'll get?

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There was a lot to cover, but the questions I did (peace treaties, league of nations and tsar) were very straightforward. I was pushed for time because I was cramming in everything I knew for the questions. And yes aha, I wrote for 117 minutes straight too :P I filled up 10 pages, but the guy sitting in front of me got to 16 aha. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll do fine.

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lol your mate must have big hand writing... or not ._. I had a lot to say in my head but my hands didn't work as fast as my brain wanted them to lol.

I did the same question actually. That Danzig question didn't have much to say...only wrote like 7 lines or something.
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lol your mate must have big hand writing... or not ._. I had a lot to say in my head but my hands didn't work as fast as my brain wanted them to lol.

I did the same question actually. That Danzig question didn't have much to say...only wrote like 7 lines or something.
Lol the Danzig question was monumentally stupid. I wasn't sure what exactly they were looking for, so I put down every piece of information I could conjure up about the Polish corridor. I pray that within that mess is my 5 marks

Russian orthdox church was worse, I only made like 3 points
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Lol the Danzig question was monumentally stupid. I wasn't sure what exactly they were looking for, so I put down every piece of information I could conjure up about the Polish corridor. I pray that within that mess is my 5 marks

Russian orthdox church was worse, I only made like 3 points
oh actually i did usa depth study i didnt read your post properly

yeah i put everthing I could remember but honestly I didn't remember too much as I didn't expect such question to come up - I thought it would ask about terms of treaty but I didnt think such specific question would come up O.o
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oh actually i did usa depth study i didnt read your post properly

yeah i put everthing I could remember but honestly I didn't remember too much as I didn't expect such question to come up - I thought it would ask about terms of treaty but I didnt think such specific question would come up O.o
Well about 2 minutes before the exam, I looked at past questions and realised how specific they could be. I went in there expecting like a B at best. I was basically celebrating when I saw the questions.

Can you look at my answer that I posted beforehand? Do you think it would get 8 marks, or do I need more points?
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Well about 2 minutes before the exam, I looked at past questions and realised how specific they could be. I went in there expecting like a B at best. I was basically celebrating when I saw the questions.

Can you look at my answer that I posted beforehand? Do you think it would get 8 marks, or do I need more points?
uhhh I honestly don't know. I found that question confusing because of the word "how effectively" I often found myself going to "how fair" or "how successfully" track and I found it hard to link ideas to "how effectively"

I don't even remember what I wrote...

But you know, as long as you have balanced argument and appropriate conclusion you will get about 5-6 marks
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I think fair and successful are both sub branches of effective, so you should be fine.

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How did you all find the French?
it was better than expected- tres lucky with this paper minus listening paper last page :/
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it was better than expected- tres lucky with this paper minus listening paper last page :/
I'd imagine last page is always hard for people learning French in non-French speaking country. It's really hard to practice as well
I missed out one answer on last page of listening. I was writing answer and the audio already went to the two questions below...always like that. Managed to finish writing but still missed out one with "montré" in the question sentence
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yeah I missed out a question on the last page too, it was near the bottom. they talk so much for a simple question haha :/ overall not bad
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