IGCSE History 0470 Paper 4 exam tips

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This revision podcast relates specifically to the CIE IGCSE History Paper 4 examination. IGCSE History 0470 Paper 4 is the Depth Study paper, and consequently the content material differs depending on what Depth Study you studied at your school. It doesn’t matter which one you focused on as the layout of the exam and the requirements of the mark scheme are the same. Consequently this podcast aims to be as broad as possible.

As with my revision podcast for IGCSE Paper 2, this episode is built around the notes from the examiner’s report combined with my own practical tips and tricks for using your knowledge and skills in the right ways in order to gain the number of marks you deserve.

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59 Responses to IGCSE History 0470 Paper 4 exam tips

  1. Michael Chingaba says:


    Is it always that 1 question is on the Wemar Republic while the other is on Hitler for paper 4s

    • Mr Allsop says:

      Not necessarily I’m afraid. In general there are four broad topics of which any two can feature – Weimar Germany, the Rise of Hitler to 1933/34, Life in Nazi Germany (for civilians), and Methods of Control. Obviously there is possible overlap between all of these.

  2. oliver says:

    Mr Allsop you rock! Thanks a lot. Am a teacher using your podcasts during this period of lockdown…they are very very useful.

  3. Basudha says:

    Dear Mr.Allsop,
    In my previous school, we were doing coursework instead of paper 4 (in year10) but in my new school, they have chosen to do the paper. So in the final exams, are the choices of questions given going to be the same choices which were given for the coursework? So are the people who are doing the paper going to be given the same question as the ones doing the coursework? Also, your podcasts are very helpful! In my new school the teacher isn’t really a proper IGCSE History teacher so I have actually been listening to your podcasts as if your my teacher! Thank you so much.

    • Mr Allsop says:

      Thanks for your message. I’m very pleased that you’re finding the podcasts useful. To answer your question, Paper 4 questions are not known ahead of the exam, so although the depth study may be the same as the coursework the questions almost certainly won’t be.

  4. Kemo. says:

    Thank you very,this is so helpful….all of my questions answered in an instant!!!

    • Mr Allsop says:

      Thanks for your message – I’m very pleased that you found this useful!

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