Any advice for A-Level History?

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Are there any successful A-Level History students out there who may have great revision tips, websites or just any other advice which they can give me? I am currently predicted a C (although early days) which I would like to improve. Thank you!
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Revise... :cool:
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Well thank you 😂 are there any particularly good methods which you can recommend?
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Well thank you 😂 are there any particularly good methods which you can recommend?
Erm,

  • Start revising early. — i.e. months, not days before the exam. ...
  • Don't spend ages making your notes look pretty. ...
  • Take short breaks. ...
  • Use revision guides. ...
  • Sleep on your exam notes. ...
  • In study leave, start revising early. ...
  • Stick revision notes all around your house. ...
  • Get yourself drinks and snacks.


or You could get drunk and wasted...
but hey, Good luck :banana2:
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Thank you, this advice is very helpful. May I ask what your exam board was?
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Are there any successful A-Level History students out there who may have great revision tips, websites or just any other advice which they can give me? I am currently predicted a C (although early days) which I would like to improve. Thank you!
Practice essays. I'd say 60% of history revision needs to be essay writing and perfecting an essay structure for every question you can come across. The other 40% needs to be learning facts and writing notes
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Thank you! I am currently struggling slightly with the essay writing but I am sure that it will improve.
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If essay writing is what you're struggling with, get on that asap, because once you have the essays down you can focus more on content and expanding your knowledge (and you won't be worrying so much!) Write as many essays as your teacher will mark. My biggest tip is plan your essays. Get your thoughts down first even if you struggle with timing because it will help you when you're 30 minutes in and can't remember what your last paragraph was going to be anymore.
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I got an A and couldn't emphasise practice essays enough. You should find old exam questions depending on your exam board and textbooks might have them also (AQA was golden for this). Ask your teacher to mark them and get feedback. Make sure you understand the mark scheme and see what it's asking for. On top of this nail down the knowledge and revising with classmates testing each other and reading other essays is also very helpful.

Sure you'll do great.

Oh...luck...yeah you want a bit of luck
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Are there any successful A-Level History students out there who may have great revision tips, websites or just any other advice which they can give me? I am currently predicted a C (although early days) which I would like to improve. Thank you!
Get as much sleep as you can!! For me, I tend to get bored of studying, so while I’m doing another activity like watching television or doing artwork or singing, I have a notepaper with me and I glance at it once in a while. That may not be a great tip, but it usually works for me when there is an upcoming test.
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Get as much sleep as you can!! For me, I tend to get bored of studying, so while I’m doing another activity like watching television or doing artwork or singing, I have a notepaper with me and I glance at it once in a while. That may not be a great tip, but it usually works for me when there is an upcoming test.
They did their A-Level 2 years ago
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They did their A-Level 2 years ago
I am starting a level history on industrialisation and the people Britain anyone got any tips
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