At the moment I am working on strategies to maximize AO2 marks, both for the new GCSE and the new A Level. Inspired by Lucy Beng’s recent Facebook post and the discussion it generated, I thought I would blog about my ideas here.
Over time I have come round to advising all my students to take a conclusion-first approach, avoiding the twin traps of just describing different points of view and running out of time before developing a proper conclusion.
In the very limited time available in both GCSE and A Level exams, I think that students are more likely to score higher marks by arguing a…
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