A-level History: Writing a thematic essay

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kitapizza28
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Can anyone give me some top tips to write an a/a* thematic essay?

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Although I get As I wish I could tell you the trick, but I just somehow picked it up from the style of past papers, so you really do just have to study them. One thing I must say that I was at a D at mid year 12 and then managed to pull myself up to an A in the summer using both past papers and this book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aiming-leve...c=1&th=1&psc=1

I think my history teacher said at the time that this was written by an examiner (I do OCR) and since the start of year 13 I have only missed an A by a mark once.
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(Original post by shinzo435)
Hi,

Although I get As I wish I could tell you the trick, but I just somehow picked it up from the style of past papers, so you really do just have to study them. One thing I must say that I was at a D at mid year 12 and then managed to pull myself up to an A in the summer using both past papers and this book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aiming-leve...c=1&th=1&psc=1

I think my history teacher said at the time that this was written by an examiner (I do OCR) and since the start of year 13 I have only missed an A by a mark once.
Great, thank you so much - I really want to do well in history and am in the same boat as you were in year 12, so thanks!
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