Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC
First teaching: September 2015
First exams: Summer 2017
Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades. This year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples and tips for getting an A grade.
Written by experienced author and teacher Nicholas Fellows, Aiming for an A in A-level History:
- Develops the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and application, ensuring that students know how to apply these skills and approach each exam question as an A/A* candidate
- Takes students step by step through specific skills they need to master in A-level History, including historical reading, investigative skills, short-essay writing and long-essay writing
- Clearly shows how to move up the grades with sample responses that have been annotated to highlight the key features of A/A* answers
- Puts the theory behind achieving an A grade into practice, providing in-class or homework activities and further reading tasks that stretch towards university-level study
- Perfects exam technique through practical tips and examples of common pitfalls to avoid
- Cultivates effective revision habits for success, with tips and strategies for producing and using revision resources
- Supports major exam boards, outlining the Assessment Objectives for reaching the higher levels under the AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC specifications
Nicholas Fellows was a Head of History for over twenty years. He has written a number of A Level History and IB Diploma titles, including in the Access to History, OCR A Level History and My Revision Notes series.