Now that the A levels GP paper is drawing nearer and nearer, many students have asked about their revision strategies…

Given the limited time left, I would advise students to :

  1. Consolidate their niche chosen topics for the exam- in terms of the arguments, content, evaluation and examples.
  2. Make a list of the past mistakes that you have committed in your GP exams- it could range from very simple problems of hijacking the question, to overgeneralization. Commit it to memory and not repeat it again. Revise and take note of your weaknesses.
  3. Take note of some of the exemplar essays that your school or tutor has given you. What are the features of these exemplar essays? Remember to include them in your essay.
  4. The rest would lie on you and your question choice on that day of the exams. I have always told my students that the question choice is the most important, followed by the topics that they have prepared. There is no point doing a question even if u know the content but do not know how to tweak it to the question requirement. You will never see a quality grade.

That’s all for now, and good luck everyone!

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