How to get A/A* in GCSE History?Watch
I also found it helpful to do a whole booklet on every key event and write the effects of them. Germany is a pretty easy exam as long as you answer what the question asks.
I got full marks in that paper so if you need any help understanding anything (events etc), let me know.
We got told that if we learn all the key facts then the exam will be easy. know how to answer each question and get the full marks needed. I think if you make cue cards there helpful for each topic.
Also learn how to answer each type of question (I managed to get from an E to A* by doing this).
I am taking GCSE History at the moment and I was wondering how to get a really good grade, revision and exam tips are very welcome. I am studying Germany 1918-1939 and Medicine Through Time.
Criteria. I looked at the criteria and made revision notes on cards in the areas I wasn't particularly confident in. E.g. Hitler's rise to power and the political parties that were fighting to gain control over Germany at the time.
Not to mention, my fancy handwriting is annoying because it forces me write so slowly or no one can read it. I'd suggest also learning how to write faster if you want to finish the exams in time because it's extremely difficult having to write a lengthy answer and explanation in such a short amount of time.
I didn't revise at all for the Germany resit until 3 days before the exam (yes, 3 days) I basically sat down each night and copied word for word this revision text which I downloaded (If you reply to this I'll upload it somewhere cause I can't find it online!).
Obviously that's not a generally good way of revising unless you keep reading through thoroughly which I kinda did. I revised around 4 hours each night. I'm generally quite good at writing naturally so that wasn't a problem. I know that they've introduced SPaG which could get you a few extra marks!
Note that it isn't essential to practice exam questions, but I would get familiar with the timings for each question and the general structure (how many paragraphs) for each question.
Remember Life in Germany and Medicine through time are only 2 out of the 4 SHP units (Schools history project). One is a controlled assessment which is ridiculously easy, the questions you are given are so so so broad. The other unit (which I'm currently studying, law protest and order) is more source-based and is different to the style of the other exams.
If you want to get an A/A*, just think, "I'm going to get an A/A*"
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You can know every single fact you need to know, yet still completely fail your exam. You need to know how to structure perfect answers, so practice them (and to time, since there's a lot of time pressure in the exam). Also, make sure you understand the causation and sequence of events as well as just the facts, since you're going to need to apply knowledge in unknown situations (especially in paper 2).
Another book I got was focusing on Exam skills, actually teaching you what to write, the skills you need, to interpret sources and develop a greater understanding of events. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-GCSE...3476603&sr=8-8
The sources ones are pretty hard imo, I'm in year 12 doing AS history and I'm still slacking on sources analysis. I didn't do as well compared to my Germany exam. Germany's pretty simple, if you know your stuff you'll get an A*. Obviously with the help of practice past papers.
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