Ocr As History Model Answers For Essays
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Example candidate answer from OCR:
How far do you believe what this source shows you about **** Turpin? Use the source and your knowledge to explain your answer.
Candidate style answer
You can’t believe what Source D shows
about **** Turpin. It isn’t supposed to
be historically accurate because it is just
from a toy theatre. Anyway, we know
from Source E that Turpin’s ride to York,
which is what I think this source shows,
never took place. Even if it isn’t the ride
to York, the picture is just a glamorous
image of Turpin to excite the children
at the theatre. It just shows the
highwayman myth, how people thought
about highwaymen as glamorous
heroes, and not as vicious criminals like
the Gregory Gang shown in Source B,
which is much more realistic, but
wouldn’t be very suitable for children
A basic piece of advice is this: When writing an essay focus on the question and link your answer back to the question to back-up your point. Also remember to reference the sources and explain/justify your answer.
You will know already from school how to structure an essay. For A-level History, you need around 5 paragraphs, including your introduction and conclusion/evaluation/summary.
There are many great books available for most A-level History exam boards and units.
Hope this helps.
KH94 - A-level History Student
For those of you who have studied Russia at AS clearly there is some areas of overlap -such as content, however obviously there are also some distinct differences. For instance this is a 60 mark question and last year it was only 50 marks. Additionally, this year you are looking at a 100 year time frame. Finally you need to approach these exam questions thematically and you would never have been asked to do that previously. I suggest joining the student room for all your subjects and topics, posting questions, joining threads and getting other students to give you feedback on your essays will be useful. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/ Additionally I also suggest that you tackle this unit thematically, because clearly it is thematic and thus requests you to show synthesis in your essay writing. Moreover it is also important to not adopt a chronological approach but rather to use a thematic approach and synthesis, thus include, evaluation rather than merely narrative and if possible avoid adopting a narrative approach, please also apply equally to both questions. The examiners are looking to see in your work, meaningful comparative arguments and better grades will be awarded if you use, direct comparison/thematic approaches. It is also important that you assess relevant issues of continuity and change within your essay questions, to assure allocation to the top band of the exam mark scheme. Your introductions and conclusions should be brief and be mere summaries of the main points discussed in your question or to be discussed and generally just revealing what your answer to the question is. Last year you would have been advised to tackle your essay questions keeping in mind political, social and economic issues. This year I would suggest in your study skills as well as your actual exams that each individual historical event should be broken down into its key themes, this could be done on cards, in mind maps in your historical timeline or any other way that works for you. As you already know in the Russia paper there are 4 themes and these are as follows: (1) society, (2) economy, (3) nature of government & (4) war, these can be used virtually generically for most questions that you will answer in the exams, this then should assure you essay is both thematic and synoptic. .
Themes Society Economy Nature of Government War
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