Hi im starting sixth form soon and I was wondering if anyone has tips for doing these subjects at A-level?
-Philosophy and Ethics
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- 14-08-2016 16:27
- 14-08-2016 16:29
Hello, Im taking English Literature, my advice to you would be read over the books you are going to study (if you know what they are) over the summer.
- 14-08-2016 17:50
I do both History and Literature, my biggest piece of advice for both would be to start prepping for your exams as early as you can. Find us your exam boards, check out the papers, make sure you know what they'll be asking of you. I did it at the very beginning of the year and noted details down, putting them at the front of my subject file. For example,
"History - Paper 1: Britain, 1918-1997
Essay question, 20 marks on larger time span
Essay question, 20 marks on specific event
Source question, 20 marks on Thatcher"
That kind of thing! Maybe add your assessment objectives too. After all, it is one thing to know the content, but another to know how to apply it. Try and attempt exam questions as soon as you feel ready and don't let any teacher tell you it's no good, you need the practice.
My history teacher wasn't a exam prep kind of teacher whereas my literature one was the total opposite - we did exam questions from day one! Definitely felt more prepared for the latter. Doing mock papers or even just creating essay plans to make sure you hit every objective really is the most effective form of revision in my opinion.