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    How'd you guys do on your coursework? i got 42. My teacher said i could improve it a bit and get it up to an A, but i honestly just don't want to. I absolutely hate coursework, i'm done and dusted with it and rather focus on my exams now.
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    (Original post by WilliamSlim)
    How'd you guys do on your coursework? i got 42. My teacher said i could improve it a bit and get it up to an A, but i honestly just don't want to. I absolutely hate coursework, i'm done and dusted with it and rather focus on my exams now.
    Teachers in my school said they won't tell us, which I am very unhappy about. I am not hoping to be told an exact mark, but having a rough idea of how I did would be good >__>
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    (Original post by Nchomuzinda)
    You've got a lot of really good points not sure how you will fit them all into an argument. What about the role of Frick- minister of interior, Goebbells minister of propaganda did they help consolidate nazi power ?
    Also Goering who was Minister without Portfolio? I believe he had a key role in the reorganization of the police force in Prussia, as I think he was the Prussian gauleiter.

    Goebbels was instrumental to the Nazi propaganda machine, making Potsdam day appear to be a Nazi way of controlling radicals in the party and pledging allegiance to traditional German values.

    Frick, Minister of the Interior... what sort of things did he do?
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    (Original post by WilliamSlim)
    How'd you guys do on your coursework? i got 42. My teacher said i could improve it a bit and get it up to an A, but i honestly just don't want to. I absolutely hate coursework, i'm done and dusted with it and rather focus on my exams now.
    My teacher said I got 50 which I was really pleased with. Although it's being moderated so it may well go down in August.

    I'd say prioritise the exam. It's worth a bigger %.


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    50 wow! Also I understand why they wouldn't tell the class sometimes about how well you did in coursework, could affect your attitude towards exams. Good to know it's done though.

    I was doing some revision on Second Reich and got wondering about the economy, are the only questions we could get regarding the impact the economy had on social and political tensions as I thought it was about society and politics in the second reich?
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    (Original post by WilliamSlim)
    50 wow! Also I understand why they wouldn't tell the class sometimes about how well you did in coursework, could affect your attitude towards exams. Good to know it's done though.

    I was doing some revision on Second Reich and got wondering about the economy, are the only questions we could get regarding the impact the economy had on social and political tensions as I thought it was about society and politics in the second reich?
    Yeah I get that it affects your attitude because you can work out how many marks you need for your grade etc

    That said, I don't think it's really affected me - I've tried to put effort into the exam nevertheless as its so hard to simply "blag" A2 history exams haha.

    Hmm. The economy in the Second Reich seems too narrow a topic for an exam to specifically focus on that, but yes, I'd say that the question could relate the economy to society and politics.

    For example, the increased urbanisation of the economy had an impact on the growth of the SPD.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Yeah I get that it affects your attitude because you can work out how many marks you need for your grade etc

    That said, I don't think it's really affected me - I've tried to put effort into the exam nevertheless as its so hard to simply "blag" A2 history exams haha.

    Hmm. The economy in the Second Reich seems too narrow a topic for an exam to specifically focus on that, but yes, I'd say that the question could relate the economy to society and politics.

    For example, the increased urbanisation of the economy had an impact on the growth of the SPD.


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    So no questiosn regarding the success or failures of the economy? With nazi consolidation of power question i was wondering what time period it could be? Just 1933 I'd assume, but could they not ask something like
    ‘The Nazi rise and consolidation of power by the end of 1933 was caused by the failure ofcommunism to stop them’. How far do you agree with this judgement" Like what time period would we discuss for this? It asks about the rise as well which is what throws me.
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    (Original post by WilliamSlim)
    So no questiosn regarding the success or failures of the economy? With nazi consolidation of power question i was wondering what time period it could be? Just 1933 I'd assume, but could they not ask something like
    ‘The Nazi rise and consolidation of power by the end of 1933 was caused by the failure ofcommunism to stop them’. How far do you agree with this judgement" Like what time period would we discuss for this? It asks about the rise as well which is what throws me.
    I think it would be just 1933 so from hitler's appointment as chancellor onwards. There's a question like this in the revision book and it only mentions 1933 as well


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    (Original post by WilliamSlim)
    So no questiosn regarding the success or failures of the economy? With nazi consolidation of power question i was wondering what time period it could be? Just 1933 I'd assume, but could they not ask something like
    ‘The Nazi rise and consolidation of power by the end of 1933 was caused by the failure ofcommunism to stop them’. How far do you agree with this judgement" Like what time period would we discuss for this? It asks about the rise as well which is what throws me.
    I would include "rise" to be simply an increase in their stronghold of power.

    I'd deal with January to July 1933.

    The question of strengths and weaknesses of the economy personally looks too narrow focused for me - unless it was part of a society and politics question.




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    (Original post by fatsherry)
    I think it would be just 1933 so from hitler's appointment as chancellor onwards. There's a question like this in the revision book and it only mentions 1933 as well


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    Precisely my thoughts.

    How's your revision going?


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    Oh God, I haven't revised history since, like, Easter probably. I've been (kind of) revising the other subjects, although uselessly as well. I need to get into the habit or revising again - exams are approaching
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    (Original post by cuppa)
    Oh God, I haven't revised history since, like, Easter probably. I've been (kind of) revising the other subjects, although uselessly as well. I need to get into the habit or revising again - exams are approaching
    Don't worry! You have over a month. When's your first exam?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Don't worry! You have over a month. When's your first exam?


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    My first exam is this one! Kind of glad that I can get it out the way. It's surprising how little effort I have been putting into history -- after all, my uni offer is literally just a B in history; they don't need anything else. I guess this is very backwards stress response

    You feeling confident about the exam yet?
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    (Original post by cuppa)
    My first exam is this one! Kind of glad that I can get it out the way. It's surprising how little effort I have been putting into history -- after all, my uni offer is literally just a B in history; they don't need anything else. I guess this is very backwards stress response

    You feeling confident about the exam yet?
    Hahah that's insane!

    I need AAA so I probably won't feel confident at all! Even with a day to go!

    My first exam is tomorrow lol, then my second one is 5th June!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Precisely my thoughts.

    How's your revision going?


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    Honestly, I don't even know. Some days I think I've done a lot, then I try and test myself and struggle to remember things . Hope my confidence improves as the exam gets closer. How's yours going??


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    (Original post by fatsherry)
    Honestly, I don't even know. Some days I think I've done a lot, then I try and test myself and struggle to remember things . Hope my confidence improves as the exam gets closer. How's yours going??


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    I feel the same. There's some topics of struggle to write a paragraph on. Let alone an essay.

    How do you tend to revise? Books? Notes? Flash cards?


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    To what extent did economic modernisation in Germany in the years 1900-1914 heighten existing social tensions?


    How would you answer this?

    Thanks x
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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    To what extent did economic modernisation in Germany in the years 1900-1914 heighten existing social tensions?


    How would you answer this?

    Thanks x
    My three paras would be:

    • Increase tensions - Class divisions: Junkers dominate, but industrialists benefit from economic prosperity

    • Increase tensions - Urbanisation and growth of the SPDs: changing the political scene - more working class people creates greater pressure for social reform. Bad living conditions

    • Decrease tensions - Provision of welfare and social reforms, and tariff laws of 1902.


    Anything to add?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    My three paras would be:

    • Increase tensions - Class divisions: Junkers dominate, but industrialists benefit from economic prosperity

    • Increase tensions - Urbanisation and growth of the SPDs: changing the political scene - more working class people creates greater pressure for social reform. Bad living conditions

    • Decrease tensions - Provision of welfare and social reforms, and tariff laws of 1902.


    Anything to add?


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    Thank you x

    Would you also include urbanisation- causing overcrowding ect? as an increase to existing tensions as conditions was poor anyway x
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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    Thank you x

    Would you also include urbanisation- causing overcrowding ect? as an increase to existing tensions as conditions was poor anyway x
    Yeah - overcrowding, poor sanitary conditions, spread of disease etc.
 
 
 
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