Sally D. GCSE Classical Civilisation tutor, A Level Extended Project ...

Sally D.

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Degree: Classical Studies and Drama (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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My name is Sally and I am studying Drama and Classical Studies at the University of Exeter. I offer tutoring in: English Literature GCSE, Classical Civilisation GCSE, History GCSE and EPQ Level 3.

I am really passionate about the arts and humanities. I fully believe that the humanities and arts can equip students with fantastic life-long skills that they use to conquer the world! I hope that I can help you, my students, improve your grades and skills.

I am a very approachable, friendly and patient person. Since sixth form, I have been running clubs to help younger students with their studies. I love helping others, especially with something I am so passionate about. I am more than happy to work at whatever pace and level you are currently at – we all have to learn the basics before we can astound others with our more advanced work.

What we do in the sessions is up to you. These sessions are for YOUR benefit, and I will do what I can to help and aid you. The key in the humanities is to go from a basic understanding to higher-level thinking. This will mean that you will be able to be sure of your own opinion and then persuade others that you are correct.

Depending on the subject that you are being tutored for (English Literature GCSE, Classical Civilisation GCSE, History GCSE, EPQ Level 3), we can do a variety of activities to keep the sessions varied, fun and interesting. There are a variety of things to do: watching a video together, analysing your written work, doing speeches to each other, debating ideas, analysing a variety of sources. These sessions are for YOU, so we will do what YOU find is best and most useful. I am always welcome to different ideas from my tutees.

If you have any questions/queries/worries, then please do not hesitate to send me a “WebMail” or book a “Meet the Tutor Session”. Please know what your exam board is and what you want guidance on.

I hope to meet you very soon!

I wish you the best of luck with your studies,


Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Extended Project Qualification A Level £20 /hr
Classical Civilisation GCSE £18 /hr
English GCSE £18 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr


Classical CivilisationA-LevelB
EPQ - Medieval HistoryA-LevelA
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Questions Sally has answered

How can I move up in my AO2 bands in my History EPQ (AQA)?

Hi there! Your AO2 bands are about how you use evidence in relation to your argument. These are just a few tips about how you can improve. AO2 - 7-10 marks "Evidence of detailed research involving the selection and evaluation of a wide range of relevant resources. Critical analysis and appli...

Hi there!

Your AO2 bands are about how you use evidence in relation to your argument. These are just a few tips about how you can improve.

AO2 - 7-10 marks "Evidence of detailed research involving the selection and evaluation of a wide range of relevant resources. Critical analysis and application of the resources with clear links made to appropriate theories and concepts."

"Detailed research" - use quotes with lots of specific detail. This might be an interesting or complicated stat/number/piece of data. It could also be the use of a particular word, such as "destructive" or "rebellious", which adds more detail and explanation to the point that the author is trying to make. Please note that this 'detail' should be relevant to the argument you are making in some way, and not just randomly selected.

"selection and evaluation of a wide range of relevant resources" - This section of the mark scheme is talking about two things. The fact that you should have a "wide range" or "relevant sources", and the fact that you should select them carefully and evaluate them. A "wide range" of sources could be interpreted as many things. It could be different types of sources (videos, books, websites, online lectures, pictures etc). It could also refer to using sources from many time periods (from primary sources at the time, to secondary sources from many different time periods). It could also refer to using a variety of authors, cartoonists and artists who fundamentally believe in different things (different approaches to history, different political views). However, make sure that these sources are "relevant" at all times and contribute to the body of your text. The "selection" and "evaluation" of your evidence is about how you use the evidence and your personal take on the sources.

" Critical analysis" - Analyse the source. What is good about it? What are some of its drawbacks? Do you agree or disagree, and why? Do you think the author/artist goes far enough with this argument? What are the effects of this source being a picture/cartoon/table of data? When was it produced, and why does it matter? Who was the author/artist, and why does that matter?

"application of the resources" - This is about using the evidence and making it work for you. If you have a quote from a book that is relevant to the point you are making, use the quote. Also explain why you have used it and how the criticism of the quote could be relevant to your point. For example, if the quote was written by a communist, the information in the quote may be useful to making your point, but the tone of the quote might imply a different perspective to your argument. Try to use one source you disagree with (and prove why your opinion is better), one source you really agree with (and your evaluation of the source can help strengthen your argument), and one source you do not completely agree/disagree with (you might feel it does not go far enough in making its point etc).

"clear links made to appropriate theories and concepts" - Be explicit about themes, motifs, ideologies that the sources make reference to. Explain the link between the quote and the theory/concept, and how that fits into your argument. The criticism of your source could be vital in the link between the source and the theory/concept. Demonstrate your knowledge between linking various events/evidences/points of view.

I hope this has helped. Once I know more about the specifics of your "History EPQ", I can see if I help even more.



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