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hello I am really confused as to how to revise history....any tips??
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what's your exam board and the topics you are doing?

summarise each event or list them in chronological order

Generally, I recommend answering practise qs with no more than 5 bullet points
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I'm using Seneca for it
Tbh just learn the dates for everything (I do this by like relating the numbers in the date to the number of letters in the act or whatever which is probably kinda weird)
Group information together, like for example learn all the plots for Elizabeth in one chunk
Read exam technique for each question (the pearson revision guides are good for this). Knowledge won't mean anything if you can't answer the questions correctly.
I think you'll be fine tbh, as long as you know the general gist of the topics you can wing your way through it, just make it look like you know what you're talking about and they'll believe you
Good luckkkk
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hello I am really confused as to how to revise history....any tips??
Make sure you know the specification. This is always the common mistake. The sections within history are always split up into different parts and then chapters within these parts. Then summarise each section, with the consequences from the events, both LONG term and SHORT term.

Also - remember how to respond to the question. Again, many forget about the question structure in history GCSE and if you don’t know how to answer them, then you can lose out on a lot of marks. You can find some excellent resources online for this - especially on https://www.tes.com
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What topics do you go over? I did AQA, but if the topics are on the similar level I’m sure I can help to direct you to the right place for some helpful resources
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Focus on learning key facts that are most likely to come up. If you learn any extra information that is a bonus. If you know a couple of facts from each topic, you'll do fine
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I have seen both specifications and marked papers from both AQA and edexcel and they are pretty much the same.
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I have seen both specifications and marked papers from both AQA and edexcel and they are pretty much the same.
What did you think about the recent AQQ Gcse paper on History for the British Depth studies on Medicine and Norman England? I was surprised with the medicine paper, apart from the 20marker, as I expected Public Health to crop up.
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I didn't do "Medicine and Norman England", but I did do:
- 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship
- Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939
- Medieval England: the reign of Edward I, 1272-1307
- Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day

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What did you think about the recent AQQ Gcse paper on History for the British Depth studies on Medicine and Norman England? I was surprised with the medicine paper, apart from the 20marker, as I expected Public Health to crop up.
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I didn't do "Medicine and Norman England", but I did do:
- 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship
- Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939
- Medieval England: the reign of Edward I, 1272-1307
- Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day
Ahh. All interesting studies. I too did 1890-1945 democracy and dictatorship. The paper this year was beautiful for the modern studies. With conflict and tension I studied it between east and west between 1945-72. All interesting topics, however the inter-war years have always interested me.
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How easy would it be for a new, politically extreme dictatorship to begin in the modern era?
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Ahh. All interesting studies. I too did 1890-1945 democracy and dictatorship. The paper this year was beautiful for the modern studies. With conflict and tension I studied it between east and west between 1945-72. All interesting topics, however the inter-war years have always interested me.
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How easy would it be for a new, politically extreme dictatorship to begin in the modern era?
I believe it was be quite difficult in well-developed countries with a democracy due to their not being mass hardship events like back in the early twentieth century. Technology has developed massively within warfare that actually requires less amount of troops needed in a war. This initially takes away the quantity of needed troops within a massive battle in comparison to the world wars. Espionage within countries has likely developed massively also, meaning a politically extreme dictatorship to occur in the modern era would again be seen early on and likely attempted to be put down due to fears of the past occurrences. Again, as seen before, many political extremist parties develop as a result of the lack of socialism within the country; after results of Nazi Germany under the Weimar constitution, I believe many governments will try their best to not make the same mistake. A lot of socialism enveloped British and American society’s after the war, and it has spread massively throughout Europe also. I believe it would be hard, yes, but not impossible - and that’s the scary part of it.
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I think that although although it is quite difficult for a dictatorship to form, it would be more likely to happen in the UK if Brexit is a total f**k up.
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I think that although although it is quite difficult for a dictatorship to form, it would be more likely to happen in the UK if Brexit is a total f**k up.
That is true, but since the formation of the United Kingdom, from the actual execution of a dictator, there has never been one and I doubt there will be. There will likely be a lean to either a more right or left side, but nothing as a extreme as the 20th century dictators
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another reason why it would be almost impossible for another dictatorship is the political system of "first past the post". this means that even if 8% of the UK population votes for an extreme political party, they will only get seats if they have the highest number of supporters in an area instead of them being spread out across the country.
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That is true, but since the formation of the United Kingdom, from the actual execution of a dictator, there has never been one and I doubt there will be. There will likely be a lean to either a more right or left side, but nothing as a extreme as the 20th century dictators
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another reason why it would be almost impossible for another dictatorship is the political system of "first past the post". this means that even if 8% of the UK population votes for an extreme political party, they will only get seats if they have the highest number of supporters in an area instead of them being spread out across the country.
An interesting fact. I believe governments like the Weimar Republic are used by democratic induced countries today to establish said political system in the UK in order to refrain away from such political extremism
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