Structure (4 marks)
- Wider Context - Give background info and explain the question.
- Factors - Indicate the relevant factors that are going to be discussed for the question.
- Argument - State your argument by saying the most important factor.
- Answer it - Should be focused on the question and should not just be a narrative of the story.
- Summary - Summarise the argument.
- Balance - Have balance by showing different views.
- Conclude - Come to an overall judgement that directly answers the question
Argument (10 marks)
The marks are given for the way you present your evidence for your argument.
Do not just tell the story.
Make sure you say that X happened because of Y.
Then use the evidence to say why Y is important in the result of X.
Agument should be:
- Focused directly on the question.
- Supported by evidence.
- Constant and balanced throughout the essay.
- Aware of alternative interpretations (historians views).
Knowledge (6 marks)
The marks available for knowledge are for evidence presented that is relevant and accurate.
Given for points of evidence and points which are developed further.