AQA specify that, when checking drafts of a student's work you must not comment or provide suggestions on how they could improve it. In my view, the personal study has increased in demand whilst removing support for students: 1) The requirements to directly compare and evaluate historical interpretations is a demand not encountered in the course of exam preparation for units 1 and 2. 2) Equally, in an essay 3000 words long, integrating 3 source evaluations of primary sources without either writing at the same length as they would do per source for Unit 2 exams or making the evaluations read as 'standalone' is an increased demand. To my mind, both of these are more undergraduate skills if one expects students to be able to draft an answer which requires no comment or suggestion on how to improve. Given that it is still worth 20% of the overall A level, and that weaker students could very easily crash and burn without support I was wondering how other people are approaching this. I have written to AQA but haven't had an answer..... Whilst I'm asking, has anyone found it possible to give them any school time to write this, or is the increased content filling all your time? Please PM me if you don't want to post!