Advice for starting A-level History?

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I've appllied to take History as an A-level - and I think I want to become a History teacher when I'm older - what advice can anyone offer or any tips? Thanks! x

Posted Fri 21st November, 2014 @ 16:06 by .soph.

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History is a great subject at A-level. But it's hard. Memory and organisation is absolutely Key in both AS and A2, so make sure you keep organised notes and catch up on missed work immediately. My advice is look for good study guides which will summarise notes on your topics- it'll help when it comes to revision! 

Answered Wed 26th November, 2014 @ 17:09 by Georgie Robinson
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History is much more in depth at A-level and a lot more independent but it is really interesting and I would recommend it! There is a substantial amount of information to remember and an emphasis on exam technique so I would suggest making cue cards with planned answers on them in preparation for the exam. If you've not started the course yet, I would advise you to have a look at the kind of things you're going to be studying before you start (nothing over the top - if you're going to be doing WW2, watch a film/documentary on it or read a book about it or something like that) just to familiarise yourself with the content, especially if it's a topic you haven't done before. Other than that, just make sure you keep going over key events regularly and good luck!

Answered Fri 28th November, 2014 @ 21:03 by Narishma
Edited by Narishma on Fri 28th November, 2014 @ 21:03