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    I got a high A at GCSE and I would like to get A/A* at history A level. How should I go about this regarding revision, plans and exams?
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    Yeah same.
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    Same;
    But what I've been told:
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    I went from a D at AS to an A at A-level in history and i'd definitely say the most important thing is to do past paper questions; it really made all the difference. What I did a lot was write a detailed plan for a question and memorise it then a couple days later write the plan again but with less detail and keep doing that until you only have prompts. Then write the essay. I made the mistake at AS of just making notes from the textbook and memorising it for the exam. It wasn't effective at all because knowing all that information isn't helpful if you don't know how to put it in an essay.

    Hope this helps!
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    im doing history too but with a new spec so i dont have a lot of past papers to go off on except last years. i've done 3 essays already since september and have been getting 18 ish out of 30 which is the first mark into a B i think or A i cant remember (boudnaries are quite low). my teacher tells me to improve by:
    constantly referring back to the question using the key word
    try to not do 2 sided answers on Qs like ''how far do you agree...'' even if it screams 2 sided (well that's just my exam board)
    told me to continue extra reading, the books are thick and ridden with just words so the transition from picture books and small paragraphs in gcse to this level of reading takes some time to adjust to
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    (Original post by TsarBucks1)
    I went from a D at AS to an A at A-level in history and i'd definitely say the most important thing is to do past paper questions; it really made all the difference. What I did a lot was write a detailed plan for a question and memorise it then a couple days later write the plan again but with less detail and keep doing that until you only have prompts. Then write the essay. I made the mistake at AS of just making notes from the textbook and memorising it for the exam. It wasn't effective at all because knowing all that information isn't helpful if you don't know how to put it in an essay.

    Hope this helps!
    Which modules?

    Also did you use textbooks
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    (Original post by TsarBucks1)
    I went from a D at AS to an A at A-level in history and i'd definitely say the most important thing is to do past paper questions; it really made all the difference. What I did a lot was write a detailed plan for a question and memorise it then a couple days later write the plan again but with less detail and keep doing that until you only have prompts. Then write the essay. I made the mistake at AS of just making notes from the textbook and memorising it for the exam. It wasn't effective at all because knowing all that information isn't helpful if you don't know how to put it in an essay.

    Hope this helps!
    Yes this really does! Thank you very much
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    [QUOTE=ihatePE;68396842]im doing history too but with a new spec so i dont have a lot of past papers to go off on except last years. i've done 3 essays already since september and have been getting 18 ish out of 30 which is the first mark into a B i think or A i cant remember (boudnaries are quite low). my teacher tells me to improve by:
    constantly referring back to the question using the key word
    try to not do 2 sided answers on Qs like ''how far do you agree...'' even if it screams 2 sided (well that's just my exam board)
    told me to continue extra reading, the books are thick and ridden with just words so the transition from picture books and small paragraphs in gcse to this level of reading takes some time to adjust to[/QUOTEA

    Ah thank you! great advice
 
 
 
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