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1 Created by Mr. C Wright, Dulwich College Shanghai Coursework Assignment 2: Assessment objectives 2&3 What is the coursework? How will it be completed?

2 Coursework assignment ‘2’ Is worth 12.5% of your final IGCSE grade Is made up of 4 questions of 3,6,9 & 12 marks. Is focused upon the use of sources We will do questions 1-3 initially: question 4 will be done at a later date as it requires you to understand more about what happens in the years after the Palestinian ‘exodus’.

3 Important things to remember When your coursework is complete you will be asked to sign a declaration that all the work is your own You should use font Arial, size 12 throughout your work. You should aim high: it is perfectly possible for most candidates to get A/A* in their coursework with the right amount of hard work.

4 What your teacher can and can’t do to help you… Can: Provide guidance and activities in class to help you understand the requirements of the questions Give general verbal comments on your work so that you can re-draft Tell you the mark that your work receives (subject to moderation). Cannot: Tell you exactly what to write Give you detailed written feedback and suggestions Tell you for 100% certain what your mark is yet: the coursework has to be moderated closer to the IGCSE exam time.

5 Inference.. "Jessie and Freddie put on their snow suits. They got their hats, boots, and scarves. They went outside and began to roll the snow in three large balls. They put the largest ball on the bottom and stacked the snow balls on top of each other. They went to look for two sticks." What can you learn from the story on the left? What would be an example of inference from the story?

6 The story so far.. In 1947 the UN decided to divide up ‘Palestine’ into two states: Palestine & Israel A war resulted which the Jews won, creating ‘Israel As a result 700,000+ Arab Palestinians left the land and became refugees in the neighbouring countries The coursework is about why this happened and the impact of the refugees

7 Q1: What can you learn from Source A about conditions within the refugee camps? ( words approx) Key is to use ‘inference’ Don’t just describe what you can see: go further - what can you ‘infer’ about conditions in the refugee camps? For this answer you are aiming for words approx. Homework: draft your answer to the question: make sure that you use the correct font and put the full question as the title

8 Q2. Use Source C and your own knowledge to help describe the problems facing the neighbouring countries to which the refugees fled in ( words, so will need some planning on structure) What does the source explicitly tell us? What does the source suggest? What can we infer from the source? What background knowledge can we use here to support and enhance our answer? What is likely to be the impact on the economy? Society? Foreign relations? Can the refugees go back?

9 Q3. Use Sources B & D and your own knowledge to explain why Palestinian refugees fled from their homeland in ( words approx, this is an essay length and your planning needs to be detailed.) What do the sources explicitly tell us? What do the sources suggest? What can we infer from the sources? What background knowledge can we use here to support and enhance our answer? What reasons do we know about that are/aren’t mentioned in the sources?

10 Planning your answers to Q2 & 3. Go through the prompt questions and make notes. Then plan your ‘mini essay’ using the format: –Introduction - set out your understanding of the question and how you will answer it –Main Body - may be divided into several clearly defined sections. Remember to explicitly ‘use’ the sources. –Conclusion - draw your points together and answer the main thrust of the question - make sure your final sentence is a ‘winner’ - this lingers in the mind of the marker!

11 Next week: The Suez crisis (also known as the ‘Sinai campaign) 1956 Involves Egypt, Israel, France, Britain and the two new ‘SuperPowers’ the USSR and the USA. The USSR and the USA were to go on and play a huge role in shaping the region over the next 31 years (and of course in the case of the USA well beyond this.)


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