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Structure of the Exam: You have four sections to answer: Short Essay Question Cradle to the Grave Free at Last Road to War
Timing in the Exam The exam lasts for 1 hour 45 mins. The paper is out of 50 marks in total. Take 25 mins for each section – 8 mins per question. This leaves 30 mins for the short essay.
Types of Questions LO1 Question Starts with words like ‘Describe, What, In What Ways’ Your answer must be completely from recall LO2 Question Starts with words like ‘ Explain or Why’. You will have a source to help you. You must include relevant recall.
Types of Questions LO3 Question This question will ask you to evaluate a source. It could be a ‘How useful’ question. Or you could be asked to compare two sources.
Short Essay Question This question is worth 8 marks. Your answer must have: Introduction Give background information, outline the question and main factors. Main Section Aim for five main points – write a paragraph on each. Conclusion Sum up the main points and answer the question. Structure Written in clear paragraphs
Answering Questions Always make sure that your answer echoes the question. For example: Q.Why was the Beveridge Report considered important? A.The Beveridge Report was considered important because….
Comparison Question Look for what the sources agree or disagree on. When making a comparison say what the sources agree or disagree on e.g. The sources agree about ……….. Then quote from each source to back up your comparison e.g. Source A says this ……and Source B agrees by saying this ….
Cut Off Scores 35-50 marksGrade A 30-34 marksGrade B 25-29 marksGrade C
Targets for the Final Exam Practice writing 8 mark essays. Practice writing introductions/conclusions. Use the evidence from a source in my own words Include more detail in my answers. Take a new sentence for each detailed point. Practice evaluating sources more effectively. Practice timed answers. Complete past paper practice Complete regular revision of the topics. Revise topics that I don’t understand e.g ………….. Complete the final draft of my extended response to the highest standard possible.