Archive for April 2012

Controlled Assessment Question 2 ~ some hints

April 28, 2012

The key thing with the Controlled Assessment is that you must use the Sources ~ paraphrase them or quote directly from them ~ to support or justify the points you are making. If you do not use the Sources and compare one with another, either directly or indirectly, then you will not be able to access the top marks.


I have made a short video clip to run through again what we did in class. You can find it at:


The Henrician Reformation essay ~ how you might have tackled it.

April 28, 2012

The Henrician Reformation essay was potentially a tricky one ~ the key was to think of the causes and then use those causes to organise your ideas. I have produced a set of ‘show me’s to guide you through how you might have done this.


Overview  ~

Intro –

Main paragraph 1 – Political causes

Main paragraph 2 – Religious causes

Main paragraph 3 –

Conclusion –

Some helpful background information for Question 2, to supplement your own research.

April 16, 2012

You may find this information useful as it gives you some more information about the impact of the Wars and also the social change which happened after WWII. as well as suggesting that their were economic factors at work post-1945 as well as social and political ones.



In addition you could try looking at this excellent BBC website


Here they are .. the Sources for Question 2 of the Controlled Assessment.

April 16, 2012

As promised (a little late but none the less welcome) the Sources for Question 2



Just another History test essay for you to prepare for…

April 16, 2012

Your homework this week is to prepare for another test essay on Friday 27th April. This is part of your preparation for the Summer Exams so just grin and bear it.

The essay title is:

What were the factors which caused the Henrician Reformation and which do you believe was the most influential?

Come on, it'll be fun!

How you might have answered the Henry VII essay question

April 16, 2012

By now you will have had back your attempt at answering the question What were the problems which Henry VII faced, what were his solutions to these problems, and how successful were they?

The links below take you to short video clips which take you through how you migfht have answered this question. Make sure that you watch them all.



Main paragraph 1: Henry was regarded as a usurper:

Main paragraph 2: The country was lawless and Henry faced over-mighty subjects:

Main paragraph 3: Henry had little money in the Treasury: