Advice for B Test
As always there will be three sections to this test.
Section 1 - Factual recall. Learn the timeline
of essential information and play the quiz above and you will be fine.
Section 2 - Source analysis. You will be
presented with a small number of sources about which you will be asked
two questions. i) You will be asked to compare and contrast two of
the sources, meaning you should identify a number of similarities and
differences between them. ii) The will be asked to comment on the
usefulness of a third sources as evidence about the past.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of various types of sources found in
history exams? Guide You should
identify both strengths (what is good about the source) and weaknesses
(what is not so good about the source). You might consider whether the
source is relevant to the question, revealing in providing lots or high
quality information or whether the source is reliable. (ie
You do need to cover all of these RRR points, it is just a mental check
Section 3 - Explanatory essay. You will be
given a choice of two essay titles and you will write one. You will be
assessed on your ability to write a short, coherent, well structured
response (PEE - Point, Explanation, Example ) that shows an ability to
provide relevant factual knowledge in answer to a particular question
- What were the long and short-term causes of
the Cold War up to 1947?
- What were the causes and
consequences of the Berlin Airlift?
- Why did the Chinese Communists (CCP)
win the civil war?
- Why was there a process of decolonisation in
Asia and Africa after WWII?