Remember it's a source paper so TECHNIQUE IS CRUCIAL!
You have 1hr and 15mins
You have to answer 5 questions
this question will ask you about what you can learn from a source.
It is worth 6 marks and you should aim to spend no more than 10 minutes on this question
You need to make two supported inferences
A good way to structure this question would be...
“One thing we can learn about _____ from Source A is………….” We can learn this because it says (QUOTE FROM THE SOURCE)
“Another thing we can learn about_______ from Source A is………..” We can learn this because it says (QUOTE FROM THE SOURCE)
this question will be asking you about the purpose of the source
It is worth 8 marks and you should aim to spend about 10minutes
to get the top marks on this question you need to talk about both message and purpose.
However, you can get about half marks by just talking about the message (what the source is litterally saying)
This question will as you to decide how far sources B and C agree with source A
It is worth 10 marks and you should spend about 15minutes on it
It is very simply a direct conparison between A and the other two sources
try to find points which agree and points which don't agree
Use phrases like 'strongly agree/disagree' to get the top marks
DO NOT COMPARE B WITH C! IT'S A WASTE OF TIME!!!
to get the top marks it is often a good idea to say which source supports A more as it helps to show the extent of agreement
This question is about how useful the sources are
It is worth 10 marks and you should spend about 15 minutes on it
You need to explain how useful the source is in terms of content and in terms of NOP (nature, origin and purpose)
You need to cover both these areas for both sources
Try to mention limitations e.g. typicality
Sometimes the question will ask about reliability but the technique is the same, just more focused
This question will give you a statement and ask you how far the sources support it
It is the biggest question in the paper, worth 16 marks and you'll need to spend at least 20 minutes on it
Go through each of the sources and desribe how far each one agrees with the statement
try to write about both sides of the argument
don't forget a conclusion about if the sources appear to agree or disagree, think especially about reliability in this part
Key things to remember
1. Try to use Own Knowledge where you are asked to do so 2. Explain your points, OFTEN USING QUOTES FROM SOURCES 3. Apply the techniques that we focused on in lessons and are reinforced here- BE AWARE OF THE EXPECTATIONS OF EACH QUESTION 4. Don’t be fazed if the question seems obscure and you don’t think you are expert on the content- the exam board does this sometimes and it forces you to focus on the sources which is a GOOD THING