War and the transformation of British society 1903-28 - Exam questions structure

Exam questions structure.

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Exam question structure

Question 1:

INFERENCE question: (6 Marks) - Should take 8 minutes.

  • 1/2 paragraphs
  • Make two inferences (the message).
  • What does the author of the source want you to think about the event?

Start sentence with: The source suggests....

Then state what your inference is and support with a quote from the source.

This X2 = 6 marks.

Framework:

I can learn from the source that.. (inference)

I know this because.... (Use quote) X2 to get full marks.

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Question 2:

An source analysis question (8 marks) - Should take 10 minutes.

It is a PURPOSE OF THE SOURCE question.

Why was the source produced?

What is the source trying to acheive? what is the mesage it is trying to get across?

Include quotes.

Framework:

The purpose of the source is...

I know this because the source shows...

Give some context...

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Question 3: CROSS REFERENCE question using 3 sources. (10) - 15 Minutes

9-10 Marks = Discuss similarities and differences between 3 sources and talk about how reliable they are and make a judgement on how far they agree.

The question will be worked in one of two ways:

  • How far do sources A and B support the evidence in source C about...?
  • How far do sources A, B and C agree that....?

Framework:

  • The similarities and differences between A and B
  • The similarities and differences between A and C
  • The similarities and differences between B and C
  • Source A is/isn't reliable because...
  • Source B is/isn't reliable because...
  • Source C is/isn't reliable because...
  • Therefore... (agree/disagree)...
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Question 4: UTILITY OR RELIABLITY question: (10) - 15 minutes

Utility = What is useful about each of the sources.

Reliability = Deciding how far you can trust the sources.

  • Source ... is useful/reliable because...
  • Own knowledge...
  • However it is also not useful/reliable because..
  • Source ... is useful/reliable because...
  • Own knowledge...
  • However it is also not useful/reliable because...
  • Therefore (State which one is more useful/reliable and why...)
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Question 5: JUDGMENT question: (16 Marks) - 25 Minutes

  • Choose two sources that agree with the statement in the question, give evidence from the sources and give a judgement on the reliability/unreliabilty of the sources that used.
  • Choose two sources that do not agree with the statement in the question, give evidence from the sources and give a judgement on the reliability/unreliabilty of the souces used.
  • Conclusion: Begin with the word 'Overall'.  Write a conclusion that answers how far you agree with the statement and why based on the sufficiency of the evidence given in the sources and their reliability.

- Sources A, B and C support the statement... because.. Explain A, B and C seperatley about what they suggest,evidence and reliabilty.

- Sources E,D and F does not support the statment... because... Explain A, B and C seperatley about what they suggest, evidence and reliabilty.

-  Overall.. I agree/disagree with the statment.. because.. summarise sources.

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