JRimmer27
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anyone studying GCSE History edexcel here?

Id love tips and tricks upon remembering key features as well as overall revision!
tips from other exam boards are welcome too!

the Topics i am studying are...
The American West
Medicine through time
Wiemar Germany and NAZI Germany
Anglo-saxon and Norman britain.

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*raises hand*

I only share one topic with you (Germany) so I’m not sure how much help I’ll be 😅
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(Original post by giothevanna11)
*raises hand*

I only share one topic with you (Germany) so I’m not sure how much help I’ll be 😅
ALL TIPS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED

YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO INTO DETAIL ON HOW YOU REVISE A CERTAIN TOPIC.

that being said certain tips to your history revision WILL BE HELP AND DEARLY APPRECIATED


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I've done GCSE History and got A*s, however, the only topic we share is Nazi Germany. But I'd say for history in general timelines and huge posters to represent events in chronological order is what really helped.Having the right order of when things happened is more important than accurately remembering specific dates. Then flashcards were good for elaborating on specific events and for when the exams got closer. Good luck with your revision!
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My GCSE history revision:

key features, I do note taking, simplifying the key information
Big events, mindmaps, evaluating the causes and consequences,
Flashcards- key statistics I need to learn as well as key events, highlighting useful keywords that would be useful to the questions.

Overall revision: attempt past paper questions, look at the mark schemes and have a feel of what the examiner wants, for example the 16 marker (or 13 I don’t really remember) in the old gcse required sustained analysis, and evaluating each of your given argument and reaching a judgement.
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(Original post by leavidal)
My GCSE history revision:

key features, I do note taking, simplifying the key information
Big events, mindmaps, evaluating the causes and consequences,
Flashcards- key statistics I need to learn as well as key events, highlighting useful keywords that would be useful to the questions.

Overall revision: attempt past paper questions, look at the mark schemes and have a feel of what the examiner wants, for example the 16 marker (or 13 I don’t really remember) in the old gcse required sustained analysis, and evaluating each of your given argument and reaching a judgement.
Great advice thanks!!!
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For my GCSE, I did the following topics (not their actual titles, I can't recall):
Life in Weimar/Nazi Germany (1918-1945)
Protest, Law & Order in the 20th Century.
Romans-Present

For the topics, I went through the textbook or topic guide and wrote a bullet point relevant to anything I thought I'd need for the exam. I probably made about 6 double sided sheets for each topic. I also ended up giving names to the figures in Weimar/Nazi Germany by accident:
e.g:
Von Shishkebab - Von Schleicher (Last chancellor during Weimar)
Gobble turkey - Joseph Goebbels (Nazi propaganda minister)
Banana man - Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Confessing Church)

Note:
I never actually learnt what was on the bullet point notes, just read them quickly before the exam (rush revision the night before/morning of exam) and it worked out well for me. I'm not sure if doing past questions is helpful as I never did (I basically sat and did nothing for 2 years).
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Im studying that aswell
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