History (OCR) - Paper 2, The Development of Penicillin Question Types

I made a little guide on how to answer the different questions for paper 2, not sure if you can use it for other in-depth studies but I hope it helps :)

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Paper 2 Question Types:
Inference Questions:
Words to look out for:
`What does this source suggest...'
`What does this source reveal...'
`What impression does this source give...'
How to answer:
1. Make your own conclusions/inferences
2. Support your inferences with evidence from the source
For 6 marks, make 3 supported inferences
Context Questions:
Words to look out for:
`How typical is this source...'
`Are you surprised by...'
How to answer:
1. Make your answer two sided: Yes and No
2. Cross reference the source with:
Your own knowledge
The Background information
Other sources
For 7-9 marks, say yes and no based on what is said on the source and cross-referencing with other
sources and your own knowledge
Evaluation Questions:
Words to look out for:
`How useful is this source...'
How to answer:
1. Make your answer two sided: Yes and No
2. Useful content vs. lack of content
3. Reliable provenance vs. unreliable provenance
For 7-8 marks, write an answer based on what content it does and doesn 't provide, then cross-
reference to other sources and knowledge to comment on the usefulness

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Interpretation Questions:
Words to look out for:
How far do the sources support the view that ...'
How to answer:
1. Make your answer two sided: Yes and No
2. First half: sources which support the statement
3. Second half: sources which challenge the statement
For 7-9 marks you should use the sources to support and challenge the interpretation.…read more

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