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    Hey.I'm doing mainly essay subjects at sixth form(English literature,Geography,History,Pol itics)

    .In Science you can read textbooks and watch youtube videos however for essay subjects there is no right or wrong answer right?

    So if any of you who could give tips on how to achieve top grades at essay subjects,that would be great.

    One last question,how does one do an EPQ?Does the school/college place you in it,or do you contact AQA/OCR/Edexcel to do it(saw it on someone else's thread that they tried to contact AQA for EPQ but didn't get any message back)
    Thank you in advance to those who help .
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    I did English lit. (A*) and geography (A) and I would say the best way to revise is practice essays!! For English lit. especially, find past paper questions or ask your teacher or make them up, write the essay, hand it into your teacher and they should mark it. If it's like my class, you'll be the only one handing in essays and it shouldn't be a problem (although I only did it in the lead up to the exam).

    In geography, I had fortnightly one-on-ones with my teacher and I chose to bring past paper questions I had done (all essay style) to get feedback
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    (Original post by itsConnor_)
    I did English lit. (A*) and geography (A) and I would say the best way to revise is practice essays!! For English lit. especially, find past paper questions or ask your teacher or make them up, write the essay, hand it into your teacher and they should mark it. If it's like my class, you'll be the only one handing in essays and it shouldn't be a problem (although I only did it in the lead up to the exam).

    In geography, I had fortnightly one-on-ones with my teacher and I chose to bring past paper questions I had done (all essay style) to get feedback
    Thanks.Which board?I do AQA for both
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    Thanks.Which board?I do AQA for both
    Sorry lol I did OCR for English lit and Edexcel for geography
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    I did history (A*) alongside two sciencey subjects and I struggled with the essays throughout the entire year. I was getting mostly Cs even when I tried to follow my teachers advice, but I ended up with a high A on the exam

    A couple weeks before exam I had a day where I focused entirely on essay structure. I looked at past essays which my teacher had given out (you can find these online as well) and highlighted where they put in certain things e.g. references to events/people mentioned, background knowledge, analysis etc., and then I wrote essays in that style basically. It was a lot easier, I guess because I was working out exactly what I was doing wrong and what I needed to do.

    Also, know the content inside out. You won't use all of it but the better you know it and understand it, the better you can use it
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    i did 3 essay subjects (English, Psychology, Sociology). I agree it is a bit more difficult to practice for these exams as with science there is a right and a wrong wheras there isn't really with yours. The way i practiced was by consistently writing up essays for my teachers to mark throughout the year. I would keep all the essays in a folder then as exam time nears i could look at my past essays and see where i went wrong, what to avoid, how to improve etc
 
 
 
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