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Later this year I have a GCSE History exam. I know practically all I need to know, but, I am unsure on how to structure an answer in the exam.

How many marks are awarded for the structuring and writing of the answer?
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What exam is it? Cold war? Sources?
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What exam is it? Cold war? Sources?
Edexcel Superpower Relations (Cold War), no sources.
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My old GCSE history teacher always used to say "Don't waffle". Dunno how this helps but there ya go.
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We used to get told DEAE,
Describe (Say what you see)
Explain (What does it mean)
Analyse (Bring in your own knowledge)
Evaluate (Is it reliable)

This is more helpful for sources, but you could use something similar when saying every point, to make sure you get the important bits in.

Sorry if this is unhelpful.
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im not sure if this will help as i did AQA, but do the last questions first as they give you more marks and youll soon realise how little time you have, and basically explain, in depth, every single point you make

and Always stick closely to the question they ask!!
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(Original post by Smelly Ellie)
We used to get told DEAE,
Describe (Say what you see)
Explain (What does it mean)
Analyse (Bring in your own knowledge)
Evaluate (Is it reliable)

This is more helpful for sources, but you could use something similar when saying every point, to make sure you get the important bits in.

Sorry if this is unhelpful.
We were told to PEE lol
Point
Example
Explain/ evaluate
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Edexcel Superpower Relations (Cold War), no sources.
I did that in Jan
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I did that in Jan
Easy or hard?
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I did this paper in January and I got an A in the mock. For the 12 mark questions (which I &^*£$ up in the mock) I later learned you should write down three points, expand and explain each one in a separate paragraph and then in a fourth evaluate which had the biggest impact, what it led to. :blah: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use terms such as this meant that/led to... It shows the examiner you've identified a cause and its effect. If you are really arsed, prioritise things i.e. this was the most important reason appeasement failed… however I don’t think… had much of an impact on…

I should get the results tomorrow so wish me luck!
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(Original post by Don'tNod)
I did this paper in January and I got an A in the mock. For the 12 mark questions (which I &^*£$ up in the mock) I later learned you should write down three points, expand and explain each one in a separate paragraph and then in a fourth evaluate which had the biggest impact, what it led to. :blah: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use terms such as this meant that/led to... It shows the examiner you've identified a cause and its effect. If you are really arsed, prioritise things i.e. this was the most important reason appeasement failed… however I don’t think… had much of an impact on…

I should get the results tomorrow so wish me luck!
Good luck. I'm getting results for a science module... eekk!
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I know this was 4 years ago but for any other people looking for answers. We are tought PEE
Point
Evidence
Explain

First you should make a point:
One feature of the Carter Doctrine was that the US would (if it helps embed the evidence/ quote from a source in your answer and this will help with providing the evidence)
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We did PEE then PEEAL: Point, Evidence, Explanation, Analyse, Link. However it's quite hard to do all of them all the time:/ but link is good cos it tells you to link back to the question which is important!!




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We were told to PEE lol
Point
Example
Explain/ evaluate
That works brilliantly but not for when you're asked to describe the source
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thanks and i was never taught that and this might get into handy
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good luck bro
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(Original post by auzzieman04)
We were told to PEE lol
Point
Example
Explain/ evaluate
LOL we still do too in yr 11
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Later this year I have a GCSE History exam. I know practically all I need to know, but, I am unsure on how to structure an answer in the exam.

How many marks are awarded for the structuring and writing of the answer?
PEE - give a Point ( keep it short but make a strong statement), Evidence (use a source) Explaination (explain how the source justifies your point and this is the longest part you’d write about. )
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I dont know if this is helpfull, but my history teacher always says Peeeeeel.
Point
Evidence
Explanation
Evidence
Explanation
Evidence
Explanation
Link back to the question
Its alot of work, but it makes sure that if one Evidence is wrong then your paragraph is not worth no marks, beacuse you have the 2 other pieces of evidence.
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I dont know if this is helpfull, but my history teacher always says Peeeeeel.
Point
Evidence
Explanation
Evidence
Explanation
Evidence
Explanation
Link back to the question
Its alot of work, but it makes sure that if one Evidence is wrong then your paragraph is not worth no marks, beacuse you have the 2 other pieces of evidence.
correct me if im wrong.
So for example :
Point
TSR is a popular site among youths.

Evidence
Several threads are created on a daily basis.

Explanation
The forum has a clear layout and is sorted by different categories. This is why many youths visit the site and the large number results in several threads being created on a daily basis.
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