Get familiar Assessment Objectives (AOs)*
AO1- Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding applied to a range of issues, using skills from different disciplines
A02- Marshall evidence and draw conclusion, select, interpret, evaluate and integrate information, data, concepts and opinions
A03- Demonstrate understanding of different types of knowledge, appreciating their limitations.
* these apply for the Edexcel board
Identify theme(s) and jot down exactly what is expected.
Break-down the questions aims:
To provide information? (Describe)
Give reasons for particular events/occurrences? (Explain)
Examine the merits of different views. (Assess, Analyze, Evaluate)
Identify different points of views. (Consider/ Examine)
Create your own balanced argument (Justify)
Reach a conclusion (How far/To what extent)
Identify themes and concepts: quick definitions
Select Evidence: apply+ interpret+anlayze i.e. explain how evidence helps answer question
Weigh pros and cons
Now the essay:
Set the scene.
Explain what is understood from the title
Describe key terms
Contains the evidence and arguments.
Ought to be relevant/balanced and well-organized
Evaluate/Weigh up the merits of the argument
A direct reference to question
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