OCR History GCSE Controlled Assessment help

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Hi all,

I will be completing my OCR History GCSE Controlled Assessment soon and I was wondering whether anyone would have any tips, or hints on this?

A question: does anyone know if it is possible for me to redo this CA? I realise that this may vary from school to school, but my teacher says that you can't. However, this is a common trick used in my school, to make sure that people try their best in the CA!

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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(Original post by londoncricket)
Hi all,

I will be completing my OCR History GCSE Controlled Assessment soon and I was wondering whether anyone would have any tips, or hints on this?

A question: does anyone know if it is possible for me to redo this CA? I realise that this may vary from school to school, but my teacher says that you can't. However, this is a common trick used in my school, to make sure that people try their best in the CA!

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
I found the coursework to be alright, it gives you a break as you're learning something new for once instead of Germany or whatever exam you're doing. I don't know how your school are handling the coursework but once you get your question for the coursework and your source pack, I recommend planning, writing small parts of your essay to help and remembering what you wrote down for them and improve on them for your final draft. I found some exemplar drafts on the OCR website and use those and mark scheme to help you structure how you will write your essay. You're limited to 2000 words which isn't really that much so writing plans and drafts shouldn't be a hassle. Be straight to the point and tackle the question, don't waffle on about background information. State your opinion on the question in the first paragraph and try and form your own original opinion.

You can't redo the coursework, your school isn't even supposed to tell you what grade you got. It doesn't stop schools from sneakily telling students who failed it to redo it but I recommend that you get it done right the first time.

Good luck for your coursework, don't forget to revise for your exams as well.
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I found the coursework to be alright, it gives you a break as you're learning something new for once instead of Germany or whatever exam you're doing. I don't know how your school are handling the coursework but once you get your question for the coursework and your source pack, I recommend planning, writing small parts of your essay to help and remembering what you wrote down for them and improve on them for your final draft. I found some exemplar drafts on the OCR website and use those and mark scheme to help you structure how you will write your essay. You're limited to 2000 words which isn't really that much so writing plans and drafts shouldn't be a hassle. Be straight to the point and tackle the question, don't waffle on about background information. State your opinion on the question in the first paragraph and try and form your own original opinion.

You can't redo the coursework, your school isn't even supposed to tell you what grade you got. It doesn't stop schools from sneakily telling students who failed it to redo it but I recommend that you get it done right the first time.

Good luck for your coursework, don't forget to revise for your exams as well.

Great, that's very helpful thank you very much. Have read all of it, and will start preparing and planning for it.
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