2014 GCSE History Exam Paper Setup

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A simple guide to the setup of the exam papers for GCSE History Modules 1A, 1B, 2B & 2C. Examples are primarily based on The American West, although there are only minor - if any - differences for each of these papers. Please note: This resource does not cover the Unit 3 Source Skills exam papers.

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Civil Rights in America
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Public Health 1800-1914
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The Four Humours
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Themes of Jane Eyre
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GCSE History – The early years and the Weimar Republic 1918-1923
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History - Medicine through Time
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Hippocrates
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History- Religion and medicine
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USA and Vietnam (1964-1975) - Part 1
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USA and Vietnam (1964 - 1975) Part 2
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2014 GCSE History Exam Paper Setup
1 Question 1
1.1 4-5 marks
1.1.1 5 minutes maximum

Annotations:

  • Timings are approximate. There are 75 minutes in total. Ask your teacher if you're unsure! You should have at least 35 minutes for question 5/6.
1.2 1 or 2 Sources
1.3 "What can you learn from source A about...?
1.4 Use evidence and make developed inferences
2 Question 2
2.1 A developed response question
2.1.1 Why is this important?
2.1.1.1 What was the situation like before?
2.1.1.2 What is the long term impact?
2.2 8 or 9 marks
2.2.1 15-20 minutes

Annotations:

  • Timings are approximate. There are 75 minutes in total. Ask your teacher if you're unsure! You should have at least 35 minutes for question 5/6.
2.3 "Explain the importance of ONE of the following..." e.g. in the cattle industry
2.3.1 Charles Goodnight
2.3.2 Joseph McCoy
3 Question 3 OR 4
3.1 12 marks
3.1.1 15-20 minutes

Annotations:

  • Timings are approximate. There are 75 minutes in total. Ask your teacher if you're unsure! You should have at least 35 minutes for question 5/6.
3.2 Typically deals with change over time
3.3 Requires an explanation
3.4 "How did the life and work of cowboys change between 1866 and 1886?"
4 Question 5a and 5b OR 6a and 6b
4.1 Part A
4.1.1 9 marks
4.1.1.1 15 minutes

Annotations:

  • Timings are approximate. There are 75 minutes in total. Ask your teacher if you're unsure! You should have at least 35 minutes for question 5/6.
4.1.2 Description question
4.1.3 "Describe the ways the Plains tribes were well adapted to living on the Plains."
4.2 Part B
4.2.1 16 marks
4.2.1.1 20 minutes

Annotations:

  • Timings are approximate. There are 75 minutes in total. Ask your teacher if you're unsure! You should have at least 35 minutes for question 5/6.
4.2.2 Judgement question
4.2.3 "The railroads were very important to the survival of Homesteaders, do you agree?"

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