OCR A Level – Vocabulary to use in your essays

Words to use when discussing arguments (Critical analysis) Intelligible (easily understandable) Unintelligible Tenable (able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.) Untenable Parsimonious/Ockham’s Razor (Simplicity) Elegant Plausible (superficially fair, reasonable) Implausible Empirical (based on observation or experience) Falsifiable (inherent possibility that it can be proven false) Unfalsifiable (cannot be proved false) Ambiguous (open … Continue reading OCR A Level – Vocabulary to use in your essays

OCR A Level – Evaluation and critical analysis

What OCR want for AO2 content Excellent, clear and successful argument Confident and insightful critical analysis and detailed evaluation of the issue Views skillfully and clearly stated, coherently developed and justified Answers the question set precisely throughout Thorough, accurate and precise use of technical terms and vocabulary in context Extensive range of scholarly views, academic … Continue reading OCR A Level – Evaluation and critical analysis

OCR A Level – Basics of planning and writing an essay (A2)

The essay timings provided here are for students sitting the A2 exams. The planning and structure can remain largely the same for AS students but the weighting of AO1 and AO2 changes from 50/50 at AS, to 60 (AO2)/ 40 (AO1) at A2. 5 steps towards planning your answer Interpret the question – What exactly … Continue reading OCR A Level – Basics of planning and writing an essay (A2)