I did very well in the Pompeii, Sparta and Hannibal sections, all of which I'm hoping for 23-5. But I had a nervous breakdown in my Rome's Wars of Expansion section. I wrote about 8 pages for it, but it was very weak in textual detail. I feel really bad, because I really should of got high 90s in this ancient history exam (my assessment mark was something like 97). The two syllabus points that were asked for the historical period were the only ones I didn't study much... so I did not have many quotes to back up. My hand was shaking so much as I was writing that essay and my mind became blank. It was not as if I didn't know anything about these topics, I just felt so nervous that I couldn't think straight. I couldn't develop any of my points properly... I've never felt like this in any exam EVER! I just couldn't believe it. I've always been able to write really good ancient history essays, but today, I just blew it. I'm praying to scrape band six!
So Pompeii: 23 (1 mark food question, 1 mark final question)
Sparta: 25 (fairly easy, though maybe a stupid mark)
Hannibal: 24 (though maybe 23... hoping 24)
Rome's Wars of Expansion: 18 (if the marking is more lenient than I think, at most 20)
So 90-92 (best case scenario)/100 - ouch. Hopefully my assessment marks will pull it up! I think those who came 2nd after me in the assessment rankings did a lot better than I did, which I hope will pull my exam mark up.