I recently got my mock results back in history and got a U in history. But my teacher is terrible and we havent been taught some of the stuff on the paper. She had us outside throwing screwed up paper at each other to symbolise the battleof Britain. This is going to help me get at least a c how??? Any revision tips??
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- 12-02-2016 23:42
- 12-02-2016 23:48
use flashcards to memorise dates and names of people etc and from experience, handwriting out battles and scenes and things that happen in your own words so you understand it can help a lot
- 12-02-2016 23:53
If you feel you don't have all the info for the course, maybe google "gcse history (the topic your doing)" and see if you can find anything or maybe have a look on bbc bitesize? There also may be revsion guides you can get, I'm not too sure as i do Scottish qualifications. In terms of studying, try and do it in small periods of time and use flash cards, mindmaps, posters - anything. It's just about finding what method works best for you
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- 15-02-2016 00:16
When it came to revising for my history exams, I found myself becoming overly stressed as I felt I needed to know every single detail. However, I found that a lot of the time you only really needed to learn the year an event happened, so don't fuss too much over the month and the day. It is good if you can remember them though! Also, flashcards worked very well for me, especially when it came to events, but everybody is different! I would say to try and figure out what revision method works best for you. Good luck, i'm sure you'll do great!
- 15-02-2016 17:49
use bbc bite size history (the old link is better)- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/
make a timeline so you can put in the key events and dates that you are meant to know.
also do past papers. i know its really long but its good to practice.
and get someone to mark the past papers
-you can excel in any subject just practice and dont give up
- 15-02-2016 18:23
During my GCSE History revision I used these methods:
- Summarised each event into 3 or 4 bullet points to remember it
- Made a list of dates including each significant event
- Did lots of past paper questions
- If I didn't have time to do a past paper question I used to bullet point my paragraphs
- In an exam I used to do a quick plan before starting the essay so I had an idea of the structure