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I know it’s all ‘quality not quantity’ but how much should be written to put in all that ‘quality’.
In specifics A Level History, I wrote 16 and felt it substantial, some others wrote 18, some wrote only 10?
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I know it’s all ‘quality not quantity’ but how much should be written to put in all that ‘quality’.
In specifics A Level History, I wrote 16 and felt it substantial, some others wrote 18, some wrote only 10?
You are looking at it from the wrong perspective. Some people write smaller than others or can leave big spaces.

Did you answer the questions with enough understanding and then analyse the issues, support that with evidence, advance a rational argument followed by sufficient insight? If you used every minute of your 3hrs and covered all the bases, then you should be fine. If you didnt then your revision or application was insufficient. You have enough time to get an A* or other high grade. Look at what you wrote rather than concern yourself with others.
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Not ‘concerning’ myself with others, just wondering how much should be written during an A Level exam. But thanks
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You are looking at it from the wrong perspective. Some people write smaller than others or can leave big spaces.

Did you answer the questions with enough understanding and then analyse the issues, support that with evidence, advance a rational argument followed by sufficient insight? If you used every minute of your 3hrs and covered all the bases, then you should be fine. If you didnt then your revision or application was insufficient. You have enough time to get an A* or other high grade. Look at what you wrote rather than concern yourself with others.
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Not ‘concerning’ myself with others, just wondering how much should be written during an A Level exam. But thanks
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I know it’s all ‘quality not quantity’ but how much should be written to put in all that ‘quality’.
In specifics A Level History, I wrote 16 and felt it substantial, some others wrote 18, some wrote only 10?
What does the numbers mean? the lines to write? for exam papers in history, I would name everything what I know in relevance to the task. And even if it is about 20 lines, as long as I have a clear structure and a context, it is alright.
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I suppose! Thing is my teacher said aim for 4 sides for each essay (that is if your handwriting is ‘medium sized’) and I’m worried that I possibly waffled too much but at the same time I couldn’t have fit everything in on 4 sides, but my friends writing 12 pages seem more appropriate at the same time. I’m just worried? I know everyone approaches essays in different ways but it’s so odd to me
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What does the numbers mean? the lines to write? for exam papers in history, I would name everything what I know in relevance to the task. And even if it is about 20 lines, as long as I have a clear structure and a context, it is alright.
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Haaaa skimmed through it but I used up the whole 3 hours, mentioned all I could that was relevant, only brought up how much my friends wrote because 12 pages probably keeps the essay more succinct and less waffley, which I’m worried I possibly did.
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