How to revise for GCSE history?Watch
1. The first, and obvious answer is to ensure that you know the facts of the Cold War. It is important to know key dates, figures, events and so on. It is totally up to you on how you revise to remember this information as each person is different and will have a preferable method. Personally, I like to read, and continue to re-read everything until it sticks in my head, usually within a day of revision is when quite a lot of information stick with me. That was the best way for me, and I'd go on repeat but it can be quite boring. You can create mind maps, flashcards etc but I did not enjoy creating them as I found them quite useless but others might not and it may work for you!
2. You should definitely look for some past papers to do and practice on how to answer questions, ensure that you know how to structure an answer correctly for different marks, as higher mark questions require a more detailed response. The PEEL method is the most commonly used and it's pretty much the best way to structure a sentence, I'm sure your teacher must have taught you this.
Point, Evidence, Explain, Link.
3. If you need assistance on how to construct a good response to a question and receive the most marks, ask your teacher for help and I'm sure they will be able to give you a detailed explanation on how to do it for each question.
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