Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

AQA History AS level - Modern Britain (1951-2007) & Tsarist Russia (1855-1917) Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Hi all,

    I would really appreciate if you could answer my concerns over the specification, exam technique and revision - hopefully it will help you all, too.

    For these 2 topics, I was wondering how I can aim for an A grade in my exam for the source question and the essay question - what kind of criteria must I be hitting each time to secure the grade? How can I structure my answer? What must it include? What is the 'A' grade way?

    Also, how can I consolidate my notes and make sure that I have ONLY the important information that will get me the marks in there? I have a tendency to just try and regurgitate the entire page in the textbook, but that is not getting me the grade that I want!

    So, if possible, and it would be very much appreciated: can I have answers to my questions above, please.

    Also, revision tips to be achieving the top grades in HISTORY, what I NEED to know etc...

    Most importantly, the exam structure itself, for the source question, the essay question, time management, and any grade booster tips/ ideas to secure that aspirational grade!


    Thank you in advance for your replies,

    Kind Regards.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cal1999)
    Hi all,

    I would really appreciate if you could answer my concerns over the specification, exam technique and revision - hopefully it will help you all, too.

    For these 2 topics, I was wondering how I can aim for an A grade in my exam for the source question and the essay question - what kind of criteria must I be hitting each time to secure the grade? How can I structure my answer? What must it include? What is the 'A' grade way?

    Also, how can I consolidate my notes and make sure that I have ONLY the important information that will get me the marks in there? I have a tendency to just try and regurgitate the entire page in the textbook, but that is not getting me the grade that I want!

    So, if possible, and it would be very much appreciated: can I have answers to my questions above, please.

    Also, revision tips to be achieving the top grades in HISTORY, what I NEED to know etc...

    Most importantly, the exam structure itself, for the source question, the essay question, time management, and any grade booster tips/ ideas to secure that aspirational grade!


    Thank you in advance for your replies,

    Kind Regards.
    Hey. :hi:

    I'm going to be sitting Tsarist Russia in May too. :five:

    Here's a few of my revision tips I use:
    • Summarise the content of each module on one sheet of paper and memorise this
    • Condense events into 3 bullet points [Linking with the point above]
    • Make a list of significant events and their dates and highlight each one you manage to remember
    • Do every single past paper question
    • Plan your essays with bullet points within a minute (number them according to the significance)
    • Time yourself when doing essays
    • Practice writing really fast
    For source questions first thing to do is read the questions before the sources, so you know what key bits of information you are looking for. I would recommend to take two highlighters in the exams. One colour for similarities and one for differences, this will make it easier for you to answer the first question on sources which is always about similarities and differences. With a pen underline the key points for the 24 marker.

    Hope this helps.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Hi guys!
    I have posted on the other thread also - I have notes and plans for the A2 HIS3M exam, Making of the Modern World, Britain 1951-2007


    Hope this helps!

    Disclaimer - these were accurate when I was writing [a year ago] and I've been asked by quite a few people to "dig out some essay plans" - this means I haven't had a chance to review them, so please, if there are any clarifications, shoot me a message

    Apologies as I didn't do Tsarist Russia, so unfortunately I do not have anything that is A-Level specific - I did the Nazi Germany instead...
    Attached Files
  1. File Type: docx history questions plans.docx (60.5 KB, 643 views)
  2. File Type: docx A2 History notes - full.docx (646.8 KB, 617 views)
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Cal1999 I found this for Tsarist Russia: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%...A916CB8AB52178
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    im sitting this exam for A2 eep!
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.