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    do you not know the stuff?
    only watch history documentaries, only visit historical sites, only read historical books, you know where i'm goin' doncha? lol
    well you probably won't have to be that serious, but brush up on your history if that's the problem
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    (Original post by secretassasin69)
    Hello, I just don't understand what would you give for the evidence, would you give a fact or do you have to quote. By the way I'm doing Edexcel History B: American West Paper in June.

    I'm really worried because I'm aiming for an A* but I'm no where near it yet.
    For source-based questions, your evidence would come from the sources: direct quotes and inferences from provided data would be obvious choices. For any longer questions, you would need to give evidence based on your own knowledge, such as specific historical examples relating to the point you're making.
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    I got a D in my history mock but ended up with an A* overall
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    (Original post by BJack)
    For source-based questions, your evidence would come from the sources: direct quotes and inferences from provided data would be obvious choices. For any longer questions, you would need to give evidence based on your own knowledge, such as specific historical examples relating to the point you're making.
    oh ok this is helpful as last minute revision since the exam's on 20th June 2012. I don't know some of the content because for most of the topic we had a cover sociology teacher teaching us history. Any other advice? btw I have the official edexcel book for american west & i am making notes on it & revising from it. Do you have any other tips? please help. Thanks
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    (Original post by BJack)
    GCSE history mostly just comes down to PEE(L): point, evidence, explanation, (link). You need to be able to make a point, support it with evidence and explain why it's relevant. Rinse and repeat then reach a conclusion (if appropriate). Questions worth few marks rarely ask you to do any more than identify features of the text, or of a specific period, which is little more than a comprehension test. My advice would be to practise longer questions as much as possible.

    Regarding the question in your signature, good grades alone will not get you into Cambridge, or any other university that relies on interviews. You'll need to show that you have something more to offer than being able to cope in exams. Also, I'd advise you to get rid of your sig as it makes you look fairly up yourself, to be honest.
    Do u have history gcse aqa 2015 papers?
 
 
 
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