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By Melanie Vance
Welcome to History Rocks! These podcasts are designed for those studying or teaching A level History. They are packed full of advice from experienced examiners! The contents are the opinion of the presenter and are not endorsed by any UK exam board. See website for details.
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Top of the flops: The don'ts of AQA History Paper 2
Jun 9, 201810:33
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Top of the flops: The don'ts of AQA History Paper 2
Jun 9, 201810:33
How to use own knowledge when evaluating interpretations in an AQA A level History section A response?
May 23, 201810:56
How to structure an AQA History A level, Section A (interpretations) answer for paper 1?
May 17, 201813:25
How to spot the difference between fact and opinion in AQA History paper 1?
May 14, 201817:43
How to structure an AQA Section A History Source answer?
May 11, 201811:31
How to tackle tone in an A level History source answer!?
May 8, 201810:20
What is provenance and how to do it in an A level History source answer!?
May 2, 201814:08
What makes a History A level source valuable?
May 1, 201809:28
How to write a conclusion to an A level History essay!
Apr 30, 201804:52
Why PEE and PEEL doesn't work in A level History essays!
Apr 30, 201811:12
What is the difference between description and analysis?
Apr 26, 201806:47
How to start a paragraph!
Apr 26, 201806:05
How to write an introduction to an A level History essay!
Apr 26, 201806:38
How to plan an A level History essay!
Apr 25, 201807:14
Top of the flops: The don'ts of AQA History Paper 2
A list of the top 10 things to avoid for paper 2 AQA History. You don't want to skip this!
10:33
June 11, 2018
How to use own knowledge when evaluating interpretations in an AQA A level History section A response?
This episode explains how to use own knowledge more effectively when evaluating arguments in extracts for AQA History, Section A of paper 1. I do hope you enjoy it! If you want any shoutouts, have a joke or want to make a request, please email hello@historyrocks.co.uk
10:56
May 23, 2018
How to structure an AQA History A level, Section A (interpretations) answer for paper 1?
The much anticipated episode is finally here! This episode suggests an effective way of structuring your answers to Section A, AQA interpretations for paper 1 in the A level History exam. It is also packed with advice when approaching the paper and things to avoid. Send us your feedback, suggestions or requests for shout-outs to hello@historyrocks.co.uk
13:25
May 17, 2018
How to spot the difference between fact and opinion in AQA History paper 1?
This episode begins to explore how to approach interpretations in section A of AQA History - component 1. This segment explains the difference between a fact and an opinion and how to spot them. This is all crucial in the overall structure - so pay attention!
17:43
May 14, 2018
How to structure an AQA Section A History Source answer?
This episode offers a suggestion on how to structure a Section A AQA History source answer for paper 2. Of course, there are lots of approaches, but this example should produce an answer that includes balance and judgement that will help you get higher marks! Send us feedback, jokes or a request for a shout-out to hello@historyrocks.co.uk
11:31
May 11, 2018
How to tackle tone in an A level History source answer!?
This episode gets to grips with tone - what is it? what's the point? how to do it? Most students don't tackle tone well in A level History source answers, so listen in for these little tricks!
10:20
May 8, 2018
What is provenance and how to do it in an A level History source answer!?
This episode explains what provenance is, why we do it and what to discuss. It warns you against the evil ways of discussing BIAS and other pointless stock phrases. Enjoy :-)
14:08
May 2, 2018
What makes a History A level source valuable?
This episode is especially helpful for those tackling paper 2 of the A level AQA History paper. What do we even mean by value? This segment tries to unravel the mystery!
09:28
May 1, 2018
How to write a conclusion to an A level History essay!
This episode will explore why conclusions are important in A level History essays and how to go about them. Send us your feedback to @myhistoryrocks
04:52
May 1, 2018
Why PEE and PEEL doesn't work in A level History essays!
This episode explodes the myths about paragraph structures. It offers and alternative structure that is more likely to get you higher marks. Enjoy :-) Contact us on twitter @myhistoryrocks
11:12
April 30, 2018
What is the difference between description and analysis?
This episode will shed some light on what your teachers mean when they tell you to be more analytical in your History essays. Send feedback and jokes to twitter @myhistoryrocks
06:47
April 27, 2018
How to start a paragraph!
This episode gives you some useful hacks on how to start a paragraph in an A level History essay to maximise your marks!
06:05
April 26, 2018
How to write an introduction to an A level History essay!
This episode exposes the worst and best approaches to writing an introduction to an A level History essay. Send us feedback or question on twitter @myhistoryrocks
06:38
April 26, 2018
How to plan an A level History essay!
The very first episode of the History Rocks podcasts aimed at determined A level History students. This episode explores how to unpack a question and plan for it.
07:14
April 25, 2018
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