GCSE History Paper 1 Guidance

A useful and deatiled guidance booklet on how to answer each question in the History exam paper 1.

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SECTION A
MESSAGE of a source
Study Source A.
What is the message of this cartoon? Use details of the cartoon and your
knowledge to explain your answer.
Level 1 Uses surface features of cartoon only 12
Level 2 Interpretation only 23
Level 3 Interpretation supported by details of the cartoon OR by contextual
knowledge 45
Level 4 Interpretation supported by details of the cartoon AND by contextual
knowledge
6
EXPLANATION
Explain why ......
Level 1 General answer lacking specific contextual knowledge 12
Level 2 Identifies AND/OR describes difference(s) 35
(One mark for each)
Level 3 Explains reason(s) why they had different aims 69
(One explained reason 67 marks two or more explained reasons
79 marks.)

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SECTION B and SECTION C
KEY POINTS
A) What were ....?
One mark for each relevant aim additional mark for supporting detail. 4
A) Describe the........
One mark for each relevant point additional mark for supporting detail 4
EXPLANATION
B) Explain how ........
Level 1 General answer lacking specific contextual knowledge 1
Level 2 Identifies AND/OR describes how success achieved 23
(One mark for each)
Level 3 Explains how success achieved 36
(One explained reason 34 marks two or more explained reasons
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HOW FAR
C) How far do you agree with the view...........? Explain your answer.
Level 1 General answer lacking specific contextual knowledge 12
Level 2 Identifies AND / OR describes reason(s) for failure of the League 24
Level 3 Explains agreement OR disagreement 46
(Developed explanation to be given two marks.)
Level 4 Explains agreement AND disagreement 69
Level 5 Explains with evaluation of `how far' 910
C) How far was X responsible for Y ? Explain your answer.…read more

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EQUALLY IMPORTANT
C) The following were all equally important reasons why ......
(i) X
(ii) Y
(iii) Z
How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer referring only
to (i), (ii) and (iii).
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SECTION C ­ QUESTION 7
SOURCES
EXPLANATION/WHY
7 Why was this cartoon published in X? Use details of the cartoon and your
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SURPRISE
7 Study Source D. Are you surprised by this poster? Use the poster and your
knowledge to explain your answer.
LEVEL 1: ANSWERS THAT DESCRIBE THE POSTER OR EXPRESS SURPRISE
BECAUSE OF ITS SURFACE FEATURES [1]
LEVEL 2: NOT SURPRISED GENERAL CLAIMS [2]
LEVEL 3: NOT SURPRISED BECAUSE .... Explains a valid reason [34]
LEVEL 4: NOT SURPRISED BECAUSE .... Explains a valid reason and places
in context [56]
PROOF
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LEVEL 3: IDENTIFIES OTHER REASONS (NOT IN SOURCE) WHY WEIMAR
FAILED [23]
LEVEL 4: EVALUATES SOURCE USING ITS PROVENANCE/ NOP [34]
LEVEL 5: CONTEXTUAL KNOWLEDGE USED TO EXPLAIN EITHER HOW THE
TREATYCAUSED ITS FAILURE OR OTHER REASONS [45]
LEVEL 6: CONTEXTUAL KNOWLEDGE USED TO EXPLAIN BOTH THE ROLE
OF THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES AND AT LEAST ONE OTHER EXPLAINED
REASON [6]
LEVEL 7: AS FOR LEVEL 6 BUT ALSO SUPPORTS CONCLUSION ABOUT
'HOW FAR' [7]
HOW FAR
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USEFUL
Study Source E.
How useful is this source to an historian studying ......? Use the source and
your knowledge to explain your answer.…read more

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KEY POINTS
8A) Describe what happened during, and immediately after, X
AWARD ONE MARK FOR EACH ACCURATE POINT. AWARD ONE
ADDITIONAL MARK TO EACH POINT FOR SUPPORTING DETAIL [4]
8A) Describe the propaganda methods used by the Nazis.
AWARD ONE MARK FOR EACH ACCURATE POINT. AWARD ONE
ADDITIONAL MARK TO EACH POINT FOR SUPPORTING DETAIL [4]
EXPLANATION
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LEVEL 1: GENERAL ANSWER. ANSWERS LACK SPECIFIC CONTEXTUAL
KNOWLEDGE [1]
LEVEL 2: IDENTIFIES REASON(S) OR DESCRIBES EVENTS. [23]
ONE REASON 2 MARKS, TWO OR MORE REASONS 3 MARKS
LEVEL 3: EXPLAIN(S) REASON(S). [36]
ONE REASON 34 MARKS, TWO OR MORE REASONS 46 MARKS
8B) Explain why X were important to Y.
LEVEL 1: GENERAL ANSWER. ANSWERS LACK SPECIFIC CONTEXTUAL
KNOWLEDGE [1]
LEVEL 2: IDENTIFIES REASON(S) OR DESCRIBES REASONS.…read more

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