History Year 8

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Your spelling of key terminology is weak. Last year SPAG marks were worth one whole grade at GCSE history. Use the knowledge organisers in your book to make glossaries of key terms.
Your handwriting is hard to read; if an examiner can’t read your handwriting they score you 0. There is a useful webpage here with some handy tips

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It’s really important to express yourself in PEAR paragraphs to develop analysis. Video 4
Your work would improve if you were to develop greater depth of detail in your written responses.  ‘Prior to assessments please complete the revision homework set, or for great understanding use BBC bitesize (link is https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zk26n39) KS3 history to support your knowledge of events.
Read the questions carefully highlighting command words to ensure you directly answer them. Doc 5
When asked to explain make sure you don’t just describe events, by referring back to the question. Video 6
Make sure you expand on your points, adding detail to ‘show off’ your knowledge. Video 2
When judging ‘usefulness’ of a source make sure you evaluate the provenance. Video 1
Please complete all homework tasks to ensure you are prepared for you lessons. Please have a look at the Academy’s homework policy for verification Homework link
When a question asks you ‘how far do you agree’ make sure you both agree and disagree with the interpretation. This video models how to develop a balanced 16 mark response YouTube link
For high mark questions make sure you plan out your answer. This page on BBC bitesize has some great advice.

Bitesize link

 

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