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GCSE History

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have the first GCSE History exam tommorow and I am so royally screwed.

There's two sections. Nazi Germany and Medicine through the ages. And like I know the bare facts this happens then and it was because of this but i don't know enough. And i've done hardly any revision so it's all my fault. But arghghghhgh i'm panicking now.

I'm pretty good at History - predicted a B my teacher said i could get an A and all my coursework is A* - but there's absolutely no way I know enough to pass tommorow.

I'm gonna go in there and draw a complete blank to all the questions I know it. So angry at myself. :(

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'm bricking it too, unfortunatly because i had to go to councelling during some history lessons i didn't do too well on my coursework
    you don't need to know the whole course back to front because you get most of the information, you just need to throw in some gerneral knowledge
    i find wording my answer the hardest part
    at least you have good coursework to fall back on, i wouldn't worry about it unless you want to do it at A level or further, even then you only need a C
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Was going to do it at A level but was considering not doing it because I wanted to take Photography.. but i don't know if i'll be able to do that course for definate and now I probably wont be able to take History either. :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote:
    i'm bricking it too, unfortunatly because i had to go to councelling during some history lessons i didn't do too well on my coursework
    you don't need to know the whole course back to front because you get most of the information, you just need to throw in some gerneral knowledge
    i find wording my answer the hardest part
    at least you have good coursework to fall back on, i wouldn't worry about it unless you want to do it at A level or further, even then you only need a C

    You're the same as me - I know what I want to say in my answers, but I just can't put it in words.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    History GCSE = not that hard. I promise. Medicine through the Ages I could possibly give you a bit of last-minute help with if I remember anything. But I was exactly the same as you - predicted a B, A* coursework, and I got an A. As long as you can spout crap then you'll be fine. And remember kids - primary and secondary sources ;p.

    For the record, A Level History is so much different to GCSE that the grade you get won't matter that much, ditto IB History. Both me and my A Level friend got told to forget everything we were told at GCSE.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm doing Nazi Germany and USA. But I don't know whether on this exam it's First World War and Cold War too..
    The first few questions are pretty simple as it's basically anaylising the sources. I just get stuck with the questions where you have to write like a huge essay to answer the question.
    But guess what..I don't know anything. And my exam is in 2 hours. Great....
    I got an A on my coursework so if I got a D, wouldn't that push my grade up?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mines on Germany 1919-1949 according to my exam sheet.

    Im bricking it. Thats what I have revised so if anything else comes up im stuffed. I wish I was doing the exam on medicine through the ages, I could do that part well! Ugh!

    Good luck to everyone!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    mines american west and medicine through time....i wish i was doing crime and punishment through time but my teacher was a miserable fart and said that people get too excited about crime and punishment because its gory. Isn't that a good thing?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well if they were excited about it, they'd probably listen and remember it more. I would, anyway.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Try and relax, go over the major incidents and blag the rest, you'll do fine. Unless you're planning to do As-level history you don't need it anyway. GCSEs are only ever a means to an end. 5 A*-C for a job straight out of school, A*-B/C for the next level of education, and Maths English and Science A*-C, for next level/job.

    Chill out, I know it's hard at the time, but it's no big deal in the grand scheme of things.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    mine actually wasnt too bad, i didnt have time to answer 1 last part of a question worth 8 marks but i didn't know the answer anyway
    i think i did ok
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote:
    mines american west and medicine through time
    Omgosh that's the exact same as I did. I looooooooooooved it :(.

    I'd have done your exam for you :p.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Franki wrote:
    Omgosh that's the exact same as I did. I looooooooooooved it :(.

    I'd have done your exam for you :p.
    now you tell me! :rolleyes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It would have meant you'd have had to have done my maths mock this morning though :p.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It wasn't actually too bad! :p

    I revised like hell this morning - read all my notes, made notes, watched a four hour revision video, went round my friends and asked eachother questions

    I didn't have too much trouble apart from on the last few questions on the medicine through time.. I got a bit confused as to what type of question it was and i think i started writing it as an impact question and then concluded it as a factors question.. and then on the last two i think i could have expanded a bit more but i didn't have enough time and i wasn't too sure about some of my points!

    But the upside is i finished on time and i feel quite confident. Then again i felt quite confident on another history paper and got and E and got i did really badly on another and missed out an entire question and got a C so who knows. :p

    Still have a another paper to go to - sources .. so that wont be to bad..

    how does anyone else feel they've done?

    And tink - it'll definately push your grade up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Franki wrote:
    It would have meant you'd have had to have done my maths mock this morning though :p.
    if you want to fail!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    happy days then cazzoo!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote:
    happy days then cazzoo!

    We'll see in August. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mines on Germany 1919-1949 according to my exam sheet.

    Im bricking it. Thats what I have revised so if anything else comes up im stuffed. I wish I was doing the exam on medicine through the ages, I could do that part well! Ugh!

    Good luck to everyone!

    I did this and the world war. Found both of them alright but didn't terrible in the exam.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My second paper was SO easy. I breezed through it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    __tink wrote:
    My second paper was SO easy. I breezed through it.
    me too!! :D all about cholera in london, was good cause there weren't loads of dates and names to remember
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote:
    me too!! :D all about cholera in london, was good cause there weren't loads of dates and names to remember

    We were told to revise The impact of the industrial revolution, Aneasthetics .. Simpson chloroform etc.. and I thought that wasn't alot at all - it didn't seem enough and then only the stuff on Jenner came up on the exam!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cazzoo wrote:
    We were told to revise The impact of the industrial revolution, Aneasthetics .. Simpson chloroform etc.. and I thought that wasn't alot at all - it didn't seem enough and then only the stuff on Jenner came up on the exam!

    What you did sounds interesting compared to what I had to study.:(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know this is a pretty old topic now, but I'm glad you didn't find the test so bad afterall ^^

    I had 2 source/non-source (half with sources, half without) papers, which were Germany and Sport, Leisure and Tourism; and one non-source paper, which was Medicine Through Time. Overall I think they went pretty well. The hardest was (surprisingly) the Sport Leisure and Tourism paper, which had quite a few questions I wasn't sure on.

    I'm gunning for an A* - I got full marks for my coursework so I need to have screwed up tremendously to get much worse than a B. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that isn't the case :P

    Good luck to everyone else.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if it makes you feel any better, as long as you get around 4 or 5 C grades and 2 of those are in english and maths the rest stand for fuck all.
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