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So I have my unit 2 history British society exam on Wednesday, i have only done two papers at school and got an a in my mock. How do u write good answers in the exam?
Here's all you need to know about the exam technique and timings :) i hope it helps x
· Q1A (4 Marks)
o Aim to spend 4 minutes on this one
o It’s the same as Q1 on unit 3 but worth less marks
o You need to make at least 1 supported inferences (a point backed up with a quote)
o Try to make 2 points if you’re aiming for the top marks
· Q1B (6 Marks)
o Aim to spend about 8 minutes on this one
o It’ll ask you to ‘describe the key features’
o You need to write at least two developed points
o It is very similar to the 6 mark question in unit 1
· Q1C (8 Marks)
o Try to spend about 12 minutes on this
o You need to ‘explain the effects of…’
o You need to write at least two explained points
o To get the top marks you need to make links between effects
· Q1D (8 Marks)
o Spend about 12 minutes on it
o You need to ‘explain why…’
o You have to write about at least 2 causes/ reasons and explain them
o To get 8 marks you need to make a decision about which was the most important
· Q2 (8 Marks)
o You have a choice of questions. You need to answer Q2A OR 2B. DO NOT ANSWER BOTH!!!
o Spend about 12 minutes on this one
o It’ll ask you to ‘explain why/how’
o Write at least two explained points
o Link points to get the best marks
· Q3 (16 Marks)
o You have a choice of questions. You need to answer Q3A OR 3B. DO NOT ANSWER BOTH!!!
o Make sure you have enough time for this one, at least 25 minutes
o It’ll give you a reason for a certain outcome and ask you if that was the most important reason
o You are given 4 factors.
o You need to write about at least 3 of the factors but try to write about all 4, just to be safe.
o You need to make a judgement about which was the most important factor. You also need to try to link factors to get the top marks
Thanks so much sammy your a life saver :). Have you done the exam already
you're welcome :) no, i've got it tomorrow as well x