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Tips for revision


  • Past exam papers - these are available on the AQA website below, alongside the relevant mark schemes. Learn the types of questions asked and what the examiner is looking for. Please practice at home and bring papers in for marking. Practice makes perfect!
  • Revision guides and workbooks - revision books are available and can be purchased through the department. Buy them, but more importantly, USE THEM!
  • Make use of YouTube - search on You-tube for e.g. "AQA History Hitler's foreign policy" and it will bring up a wealth of revision videos and clips for quick 5 minute recaps of key concepts.
  • Keywords - You need to use these effectively in the exam to demonstrate your understanding. Why not make keyword cards? There are marks for spelling so key terms need to be spelt correctly.
  • Flashcards - You need to know 6 different topics, but the content is more manageable than you think. Why not make a set of flashcards with all essential information on them. This will make remembering the facts easier!
  • Group revision - Often the easiest and most effective way to revise to teach others. Gather your friends together and revise key content, look at exam questions. It will definitely help!


Tips for success


  • RTQ, RTQ, RTQ - Read the question! Read it again! Are you sure you understand what you are being asked? Read it again!
  • Command words - There is a big difference between a "describe" question and an "explain" question, know the difference.


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