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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:


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



Some for the Easter Break (for Year 10)

March 29, 2012

You really have two tasks to focus upon during this period (three if you count over-dosing on chocolate)


The first is to complete your preparations for answering Q2 in the Controlled Assessment. I will be posting up to this site the sources for Q2 shortly after Easter so stop back to have a look at them. Remember, what you are doing at the moment is getting background information about how the involvement in the two World Wars had an impact on the emancipation and enfranchisement of women.

The second is to start the process of starting to revise for the end of year examinations which will cover the Russian Revolution and Roosevelt and the New Deal. It will not have anything on the Suffragettes so you don’t need to revise that section for the exams. Remember you need to get organised in terms of revision. You might find this useful:

Some guidance on planning the answer to Q1

March 15, 2012

Below is a link to a PDF which summarises what we discussed in relation to planning your response to each of the Sources for Q1. Look over it to help you sharpen up your plan still further.

Planning for Q1

Example of how you might answer Q1 Source B

March 12, 2012

It is what it says on the tin

Example word on Source B

A little source with your History? Here’s what you need for Q1

February 26, 2012

Mother and daughter

The slides below are a copy of what we will be working on this week in terms of preparation for handling the sources for Q1. The PACT File also gives some suggestions for how you can interrogate the sources to support your ideas.

The Sources for Q 1