About half my lot are having another go at it after being disappointed with their marks on the January sitting. Previously my students have been really quite successful on this paper. Having gone through the Jan 12 markscheme and Examiners' Report with a toothcomb of fineness I've refined my previous advice. I've emphasised to not get so bogged down with their source evaluation that they actually forget to answer the question set. I've encouraged them to back up their answers with details from the source/Contextual Knowledge/Cross referencing, but when a little voice says 'I just didn't really understand any of the sources Miss.' I'm just a bit flummoxed.
As I've muttered before on here, this is the one that they really are tested themselves and they are SO spoonfed elsewhere
Is anyone facing the British Depth Study with confidence? I really do think that the mark scheme is much more procriptive than its ever been before.
a downbeat Catherine