Edexcel - Russia: 1917-91 Lenin-Yeltsin

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Hey guys!

Who's taking the Russia exam? Probably the person reading this right now haha...

We have around 2 weeks left, this is just a place to ask questions and help each other out!!

Exam: 18th May

Structure:
Q1) Essay Question (20 marks) around 45 mins
Q2) Essay Question (20 marks) around 45 mins

Q3) Source analysis essay (20 marks) around 45 mins

Grade Boundaries:

A=80% (48/60)
B=70% (42/60)
C=60% (36/60)
D=50% (30/60)
etc. the grades go down in 10% (my teacher told me)

ALSO...
My teacher told me that because it's the new reformed a levels, the exam paper will be very similar to the real paper so make sure to check it out

Don't trust me on it but that's what my teacher told me
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What structure do you use when answering a Source Analysis question (q3)?
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What structure do you use when answering a Source Analysis question (q3)?
Intro outlining question

p1) for the argument
p2) against argument but same theme
p3) completely different factor

conclusion
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Feeling alright about this exam. Pretty much planned all the spec questions and AS style questions from textbooks.
Have your teachers been marking your essays against the A Level mark scheme as opposed to the AS one? I feel like this has made my essays slightly stronger, but we shall find out.

What's your paper 2 on?
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Part A is genuinely question on a specific leader as says in the textbook that's been endorsed by Edexcel itself. Part B usually covers a long time span period for instance how's the role of secret police changed in the period of 1917-1953 or the role of women change in 1953-1985? Etc, but how do you actually revise for the downfall of the USSR. The information on perestroika is vast cannot process right before the exam.
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Feeling alright about this exam. Pretty much planned all the spec questions and AS style questions from textbooks.
Have your teachers been marking your essays against the A Level mark scheme as opposed to the AS one? I feel like this has made my essays slightly stronger, but we shall find out.

What's your paper 2 on?
GDR (sorry for the year late reply)
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Hey - are you willing to share plans? i'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment... I have some good ones on political / economic early in period.
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Hey - are you willing to share plans? i'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment... I have some good ones on political / economic early in period.
Message me your whatsapp, I'd be happy to help
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How did everyone find it?
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The one this year? Part B just hard
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The one this year? Part B just hard
Ah yes I agree. I did the terror question and just got really confused on how to structure it. Ended up writing tons on the other 2 then going back to it at the end for the last 20 mins.
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Ah yes I agree. I did the terror question and just got really confused on how to structure it. Ended up writing tons on the other 2 then going back to it at the end for the last 20 mins.
Only got 30mins left for the part C and I have to read it, there goes my grade in the coffin
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Only got 30mins left for the part C and I have to read it, there goes my grade in the coffin

Ah I wouldn't worry there is still another 50% worth left to do with the GDR and Warfare
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Ah I wouldn't worry there is still another 50% worth left to do with the GDR and Warfare
This gdr paper is actually okay ngl. But legit gdr is hella dead to learn.
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This gdr paper is actually okay ngl. But legit gdr is hella dead to learn.
That Russia paper was probably the hardest of the 3 because of the sheer amount to learn. Plus it was easy to get muddled up between the 4 different leaders. GDR is much less content and just 2 leaders.
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That Russia paper was probably the hardest of the 3 because of the sheer amount to learn. Plus it was easy to get muddled up between the 4 different leaders. GDR is much less content and just 2 leaders.
You did the AS paper right, is only 2.
Yep Russia was hella hard, part b will traumatise me forever
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You did the AS paper right, is only 2.
Yep Russia was hella hard, part b will traumatise me forever
Nah A2. By part b you are referring to the women and terror questions?
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Nah A2. By part b you are referring to the women and terror questions?
Mine was the AS exam, did you do Tudor as well?
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Mine was the AS exam, did you do Tudor as well?

Nah I think you must be doing a different course. I do Russia, GDR and British warfare with a coursework unit.
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Nah I think you must be doing a different course. I do Russia, GDR and British warfare with a coursework unit.
I am doing Russia and GDR for AS Tudor for second year along with coursework
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