(Original post by Danibaldi)
I got an A in the exam in January, here are some tips:
For the explain
question, try to think of a range from throughout the period. Political, Economic, Social, Cultural and Religious. It's important to know that change and continuity over time is being assessed, so don't just stick to a few years. Think of as many reasons as possible, over as long a period as possible.
For the To what extent(may be worded another way)
question, it is essential that you do the above, but also evaluate. What I did, was to explain why the issue mentioned in the question is important in the opening paragraph. Then, in each other paragraph, explain why other reasons are important. However, you MUST evaluate each other reason against the one given in the question. Then, in your conclusion, refer to these endings and make a decision on which you think was the biggest reason. Good luck.