National 5 History 2019/2020 Watch
Furthermore, down below I will be posting sooner or later what little things you must do in order to not lose silly marks on little things even if you have written correct information because if your layout is wrong, you’ll get 1 - 2 marks or 0 marks depending on the type of question you answered with the correct information.
Before 1842, one of the conditions that all workers faced in the coal mines was that trappers had to stay up to let ventilation or coal pass and trappers where usually very young children who if they did fall asleep there could’ve and probably would’ve been an explosion. Before 1842, another condition that many workers faced in the coal mines was that women and teenagers worked as putters, meaning they had to push coal down the shafts and this was dangerous as another worker could’ve got ran over getting injured. Before 1842, another condition faced by the workers was that women carried coal on their backs and brought them to the surface, this was dangerous as the ladders were slippery so if they fell it could’ve been a long way down and injuring yourself and potentially other workers who were near you climbing. Before 1842, another condition that the workers faced in the coal mines was that men worked as hewers, who cut coal using a pick axe. This was dangerous as this could’ve caused floods or cave - ins which killed many workers including yourself leading to a huge amount of deaths.
As you have noticed I have not wrote in separate paragraphs, or bullet pointed them. This is because this makes it obvious that you’re trying to make it clear to the marker that you have written 4 points, whereas you do not tell the marker that you have written 4 points, the marker checks where you have made 4 points in a paragraph to make sure there are 4 different valid points rather than you trying to make it obvious as you would more likely to gain marks even for similar points which is not allowed as 3 points could be similiar and you would still gain all full 4 marks, so the SQA have said to all markers that you are not allowed to give people marks for those layouts maximum marks that can be given are 1 or 2 (my teacher is an SQA marker for Nat five History, she told me this and said there were people who wrote everything correct, deserved A’s but got a C because of this layout of the SQA rule). So don’t write in separate paragraphs or bullet points, write your answers in 1 whole paragraph. It’s the markets responsibility to pick out and find out your 4 points or 2 developed points made.
As you can see I have also repeated the questions once finishing one of my points IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you do not repeat the question before stating a point in any type of question the maximum mark you would get for a describe question is 1 mark out of 4 or 5 marks whether if your other points are valid or not. So you must repeat it with the date if given every single time with valid information to gain full 4 or 5 marks. The question I answered is in the topic changing Britain unit 2 and is a 4 marker question in which I would get 4 out of 4 marks.
Even though the assignment and final exam will be your utmost priority, try to enjoy/become interested what you're learning rather than just taking it as "a fact I need to remember" - for me, this makes it go in easier. Make sure you get a good grasp of the layout of source questions. Other than that - have fun
I've done the Free At Last unit and am starting The Great War just now, and I really enjoyed the first unit but I'm not so fussed about the second one and don't really know why 😂
If you're doing National 5 History this year, this is the place for discussing assignments, prelims, the exam () and anything at all related to the course If there's something you keep getting stuck on, just post here and someone else should be able to help you out!
To get the discussion started...
- Which topics are you doing?
- How are you finding it so far?
- Have you done your prelim yet, and if so, how did it go?
Im doing Free at last, Migration and Empire and Atlantic Slave Trade. I'm doing my prelims in 3 weeks but i don't know what the best way to revise?
I've just moved your post over to this year's Nat 5 history thread I never did history, so can't give much advice, but hopefully someone here can help - hope your prelims go well!