History OCR A levelWatch
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I didn't find it any more difficult than my other subjects (maths, biology and geography), but it's very important to keep on top of the work as it's hard to catch up when you fall behind - your workload is going to be huge throughout the year whatever subjects you take, and having to catch up will just add more to it.
Another thing with history (and most likely any other essay based subject) is to remember that you're not going to be good at it straight away. Don't expect high grades on your first essays - you'll need a lot of practice at essay technique before you get the grades you want. So practice, practice, practice. Give your teacher practice paragraphs to ask if you're on the right track.
Also, OCR likes themes - when you write your essays, don't try to write chronologically but instead in 'groups' of factors/events which are similar in some way. If a factor is mentioned in the question, write about that first and then go onto everything else - whatever you do don't leave it out! And if you're running out of time in the exam, write the conclusion and then use your remaining time to finish your paragraphs - it's important to get a good conclusion in there.
And, of course, make sure you learn the content well. It's all well and good knowing how to write an essay, but if you get to the exam and you have nothing to write about...