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OCR A-Level HISTORY PAPER 3 (Y301-Y321) - 23rd MAY [Exam Chat]
Paper 3: Thematic study and historical interpretations

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Date/Time: 23rd MAY AM
Length: 2 hours 30 mins

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This thread is for OCR A-Level Topics:

The early Anglo-Saxons c. 400 800
The Viking age c. 790 1066
English government and the Church 1066—1216
The Church and medieval heresy c. 1100 1437
The Renaissance c. 1400 c. 1600
Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors 1485—1603
Tudor foreign policy 1485—1603
The Catholic Reformation 1492—1610
The ascendancy of the Ottoman Empire 1453—1606
The development of the nation state: France 1498—1610
The origins and growth of the British Empire 1558—1783
Popular culture and the witchcraze of the 16th and 17th centuries
The ascendancy of France 1610—1715
The challenge of German nationalism 1789—1919
The changing nature of warfare 1792—1945
Britain and Ireland 1791—1921
China and its rulers 1839—1989
Russia and its rulers 1855—1964
Civil Rights in the USA 1865—1992
From colonialism to independence: The British Empire 1857—1965
The Middle East 1908—2011: Ottomans to Arab Spring
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has anyone got any predictions for what the russia and its rulers questions will be about 🙂
Anyone got predictions for what the interpretation essay will be for witchcraze in 2024
Original post by niamh1605
has anyone got any predictions for what the russia and its rulers questions will be about 🙂

Yeh I reckon for interp it will be provisional gov and nationalities for one of the thematic
Reply 5
Does anyone have revision notes for :

the Witchcraze Paper

The Early Stuart’s 1603-1660

Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919-1963

Reply 6
does anyone have any predictions for civil rights in the usa or any resources?
Original post by weverritt
Yeh I reckon for interp it will be provisional gov and nationalities for one of the thematic

Well said mate! Completely agree.
Does anyone have access to the Y320 From Colonialism to Independence June 2023 paper? I need to know what came up for the 30 marker in 2023 so I can guess what is most likely this year. 2022 was Palestine, 2021 was palestine, 2020 was india, 2019 was India, 2018 was India and 2017 was Kenya so i would guess Kenya this year if it didn't come up in 2023. Thanks.
I'm resitting Russia and its rulers - I achieved a B last year, if you have any questions about last years paper just ask :smile:
Does anyone do The Ascendancy of France? I know it’s a very niche paper so it’s unlikely 😂 but if anyone has any general advice/tips it would be much appreciated.
Original post by Elliemh06
I'm resitting Russia and its rulers - I achieved a B last year, if you have any questions about last years paper just ask :smile:

what was last years depth study question?
Original post by weverritt
Yeh I reckon for interp it will be provisional gov and nationalities for one of the thematic


My teachers heavily emphasised that there hasn’t been economy and society question in ages and nationalities for thematic
Original post by river13
does anyone have any predictions for civil rights in the usa or any resources?

My teacher says they've never followed a pattern for the civil rights questions so it really could be anything. From my own analysis they've never missed out African Americans on the paper, and Trade Unions has been missing quite a few years.
Original post by Nancy-dilf
My teachers heavily emphasised that there hasn’t been economy and society question in ages and nationalities for thematic

hey what exactly do you mean economy and society??
I’m so scared for Russia omg
Original post by EmilyMango
My teacher says they've never followed a pattern for the civil rights questions so it really could be anything. From my own analysis they've never missed out African Americans on the paper, and Trade Unions has been missing quite a few years.

do you think that means Trade Unions will most likely be in this year's exam?
Original post by 17asampson
do you think that means Trade Unions will most likely be in this year's exam?

Trade unions was on twice last year, both the 30 marker and the 25 marker. I really can't seem to find a pattern to the questions. Maybe this means they'll put it on once or not at all. I'm hoping the depth study will be on the New deal since they've only done that once in 2017
Does anyone have advice for Civil Rights 25 markers? I find the structure really confusing
Reply 19
Original post by infelixdido
Does anyone have advice for Civil Rights 25 markers? I find the structure really confusing

This is what I do for women, African Americans and Native Americans:

intro outlining the period in relation to question

establish themes: economic, social, political. explain what each group wanted for those areas

give ur line of argument

paragraph 1

choose a theme e.g. economic developments

if q is a turning point or mentions a factor (e.g., fed gov, leadership) then explain how that led to economic developments

draw in alternatives for development like other possible turning points/factors

remember to use synthesis and make it consistently clear what ur argument is + link back to q so u ensure u are actually answering it
paragraph 2 + 3: social and political devs, repeat structure
Outro: give general summary of what u explained, consolidate ur line of argument

As for trade unions, I use the same structure but the themes are different so I might use: power of strikes, workers' rights and workers representation

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