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Idk if theres already a thread started for this, but what did you guys think ?
I done germany - option 5 - and thought it was awful. I personally revised harder for putches, jews and the overall nazi party more so than economy. Hoping for low grade boundries for this paper, and that my paper 2 will pull up my marks.
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Idk if theres already a thread started for this, but what did you guys think ?
I done germany - option 5 - and thought it was awful. I personally revised harder for putches, jews and the overall nazi party more so than economy. Hoping for low grade boundries for this paper, and that my paper 2 will pull up my marks.
What did you think ?
I done the old spec as I'm doing a fast trek a level. 35 marker was on Jews. It wasn't bad just not enough time. Felt like a rushed the bloody paper lol.

Question was outbreak of war was the main reason for a change in Nazi policies towards the Jews. How far do you agree

Got a decent amount supporting the war being the reason but most of it was in the sources lol. For reasons against I only had like 10 mins left so did like 3 short paragraphs

1 on Jewish boycott, civil service law, which was source 1 lol. Then Nuremberg laws and kristallacht and a small bit on propaganda.

Just about squeezed in a small conclusion, as I'm lead to believe a conclusion is important
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Idk if theres already a thread started for this, but what did you guys think ?
I done germany - option 5 - and thought it was awful. I personally revised harder for putches, jews and the overall nazi party more so than economy. Hoping for low grade boundries for this paper, and that my paper 2 will pull up my marks.
What did you think ?
I found the 3rd question so hard
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I just did the Tudors as a source question and next week i'm going to be doing Italy. The sources were actually quite hard. Did anyone here do the Tudors? I chose interpretation B and my more convincing one
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Idk if theres already a thread started for this, but what did you guys think ?
I done germany - option 5 - and thought it was awful. I personally revised harder for putches, jews and the overall nazi party more so than economy. Hoping for low grade boundries for this paper, and that my paper 2 will pull up my marks.
What did you think ?
exact same!
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The Germany interpretations were impossible, wtf even were they? There was no proposition nor was there anything actually useful to analyse.
Plus why were 2a and b both on the topic of Nazi economy 1933-36 and '33-39, such **** periods
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The Germany interpretations were impossible, wtf even were they? There was no proposition nor was there anything actually useful to analyse.
Plus why were 2a and b both on the topic of Nazi economy 1933-36 and '33-39, such **** periods


They honestly were, i hated this paper. From what im hearing, the majority of people seem to agree so heres to hoping for low grade boundries.
Hopefully the paper 2 is easier and will pull our marks up.


Im doing Russia, anyone else ??
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I did this paper, it didn't go too bad like my technique was fine but I doubt it went amazing... I'm doing Russia too and its incredibly easy to me so yeah it will hopefully be fine
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I was doing the Italy and Germany unification paper - option 4 i think? and it went so badly i was crying outside the hall, we had a source question on anglo-french relations with the question asking about Piedmont? tf
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They honestly were, i hated this paper. From what im hearing, the majority of people seem to agree so heres to hoping for low grade boundries.
Hopefully the paper 2 is easier and will pull our marks up.


Im doing Russia, anyone else ??
i thought the paper was alright, i revised the Nazi economy quite a bit so i found the sources etc okay i suppose.
Hopefully Russia will be fine, just a lot of content as you probably know
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Anyone doing Italy?
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Thoughts about the paper today ?? I did the Russian option and thought the questions were really nice ( Q 1&2 ) and really made up for the mess that paper 1 was
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I did the old spec, bloody run out of time again.

First question was explain why the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks split. (8)
Basically wrote about how their views different. Mensheviks lead by Martov wanted cooperation with others etc and discussion. Bolsheviks under Lenin wanted tight knit party and workers conditions to get worse etc. Probably 5/6 out of 8 lol

2nd was to what extent was tsars reaction to bloody Sunday was the main reason for outbreak of revolution in 1905.
Agreed by stating he basically had no reaction, never condemned the troops etc, wasn't in Petrograd when it took place etc 150 killed. Etc

Disagree by stating long term factors. Workers, peasants and national minorities. Lead to protests and formation of liberals (and Soviets) etc

Also stated Russia Japanese war, humiliation etc triggered further army mutinees etc.

Wrote that question well tbh. Hopefully get at least 18/22

But then I only had 35 mins left to answer the last 2.

(8) explain why the Bolsheviks changed from war communism to nep.
Only got 3 bloody points in. Stated the tombov rising, internal disagreement (workers opposition) and krostandt rising (flash that lit up reality)

Left out public disagreement and nessecaey for survival etc. Be lucky if I get 3/8

Last one was tsars actions was main cause of February revolution 1917? (22)

Got a good bit about the tsar in. Army caused inflation, poor munition for soldiers, made himself army and chief. Let Alexandra run the government with Rasputin. Desertions etc

Only one brief disagreement. Said his decision to not use the Duma. Which lead to progressive bloc/provisional government etc, also failure to support zemgor.

Got the smallest conclusion in lol.

But basically left out the events of February.
With luck I'll get 12/22
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I enjoyed this paper significantly more than U1. I was doing Italy. Overall quite content with the questions however i made a personal error; i thought we had started at 1.15 rather than 1.30 and so when it was approaching 2.30 i ditched the second 8 marker half way through and went onto the 22, only to realise that i had an additional 15 minutes to go
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quite happy with todays russia paper. Even though we got the new spec, the questions were straightforward enough. I done option 2 &3, just felt the Stalin questions were easy enough for what they were and that i was furiously revising stalin in power the night before :grin:
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I got a B in AS History last year. I resat the Russia paper hoping to push my mark up can someone tell me if I'm on the right lines-
1 (i) Explain why the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks split in 1903? - The Bolsheviks were led by Lenin and were the majority. He wanted a small number of highly disciplined and professional revolutionaries and how he preferred 'democratic centralism'. Martov led the Mensheviks the minority. He advocated open debate and wanted greater cooperation with a larger and broader base and improve conditions before revolution. For the 22 marker- 'The Tsar's response to Bloody Sunday was the most important factor leading to the Revolution of 1905' - Bloody Sunday was the spark that ignited the revolution. The Tsar's absense from the capital, it was believed that he ordered the military to disperse the crowd. This damaged his reputation as the 'little father' and ruined the reputation of the monarchy. I then addressed long term factors- ecomomic discontent, lack of political reform, use of repression, the policy of Russification. Then short term factors- Witte's economic policy and the Russo Japanese War.

3(i) weaknesses of the Whites in the Russian Civil War- the Whites did not possess the leadership, organisation, commitment and resources to rival the Reds. Divided politically and economically on the future of Russia. Disunity between the Liberals, Socialists and Monarchists etc. Corruption and indiscipline- in Omsk- Admiral Kolchak's base many White generals lived in brothels in a haze of vodka and cocaine and uniforms as well as weapons were sold to the black market. Difficulty communicating with each other. They tended to fight regionally rather than nationally which hindered their progress. Large distances made communications extremely difficult etc.

3(ii) October Revolution
Weaknesses in the provisional government- War, land, economy and Kornilov affair. They made errors delaying elections, continuing the war, lack of credibility and authority. The Bolsheviks capitalised on these mistakes- the role of Lenin- April Theses- boosted morale and galvanised support soldiers, workers and peasants etc and how he appealed to a cross section of society. Trotsky- charismatic and he translated Lenin's hopes for revolution into action- he led the Red Guard, Military Revolutionary Committee etc. Is that okay??
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