Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

In an IGCSE history exam, is it important to include lots of statistics? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    I'm revising History and have been focusing on getting as many facts and figures as possible in. Do I actually need to revise lots of statistics to get a good grade in the exam or is it more about understanding and analysis?
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    What board? I did CIE IGCSE history and while it may have been good to know a few key statistics, it was more important to be able to explain processes and causes to get more marks
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    for all the questions about half the amount of marks are for facts and the other half is quality of writing and how you analysis and tailor your facts t the question.This dot count for question a which is basically just facts!
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by william91919)
    I'm revising History and have been focusing on getting as many facts and figures as possible in. Do I actually need to revise lots of statistics to get a good grade in the exam or is it more about understanding and analysis?
    A couple would be good, especially if you're doing edexcel igcse like I am as the German paper has a chronology-based question (though it's only worth three marks).
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by william91919)
    I'm revising History and have been focusing on getting as many facts and figures as possible in. Do I actually need to revise lots of statistics to get a good grade in the exam or is it more about understanding and analysis?
    It is important to get facts and statistics in, but it's also important to make sure you've actually answered the question first. You can put in the most spectacular own knowledge but it's pointless if you're not directly addressing the question.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you rather give up salt or pepper?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.