IGCSE History Paper 2 exam tips
The summer 2017 exam will include a Paper 2 exam on the Peace Treaties of 1919. There are revision materials on this topic in the IGCSE/GCSE history revision menu.
This video (also available to download as a podcast) has been created specifically for students studying the CIE IGCSE History 0470 course, but a lot of the advice contained in it is appropriate for all source questions. My advice comes from reading the examiner’s report, which is written by the chief examiner – that’s the person in charge of marking all your exam papers – in which they explain what students do well in the exam and what needs to be improved.
This episode provides general tips on how to improve the quality of source answers, drawn from common mistakes that students make in the CIE IGCSE History 0470 exam. Specific advice is given on how the answer the final 12 mark question, which is always asks how far the collection sources agree (or disagree) with a particular point of view.
If you want more general guidance on answering source papers, download my other podcast called on Succeeding at Sourcework. Although it’s not designed specifically for the CIE Paper 2, it still contains lots of good tips that you might find helpful.