Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:02 PM
once again as ever with Edexcel I think that some of the questions were....urm......not great. For example in section 12. the short answer questions are easy to follow. BUT section 11. short answer questions seemed far tougher.
Seeing lots of Kennedy/Johnson questions was unfortunate, despite my best efforts these two topics are the least popular with pupils and hard to digest.
H. G. Wells
Posted 09 June 2006 - 05:45 PM
If students had prepared correctly, the questions were certainly 'doable'. I agree that the wording and structure of the questions was a little odd. Also the extensive use of Kennedy / Johnson for Divided Union meant there wasn't really much of a choice.
What this most certainly reveals is how challenging the GCSE History exam is. This was clearly an exam, whereas the ICT equivalent exam was so simple a student didn't need to revise at all. That is what irritates me the most.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:29 PM
I thought the questions on Russia were good, and not bad on Superpower Relations. However 7 marks for a question on the Hungarian Uprising???
I think thinking is SO important, my Lord.
Posted 10 June 2006 - 04:04 PM
BUT I do think a foundation paper would be better for D-G candidates. Some of the questions/tasks are so tough. (especially when we are expected to keep up with subjects that have modules/foundation papers)
Oh well......roll on Paper 2!!!
H. G. Wells
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