GCSE question stem guidance: Living under Nazi rule

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Anwen Brown
GCSE question stem guidance: Living under Nazi rule
Main Subject
Key stage
Exam board
Depth/Period studies: Germany
Resource type
Exam preparation

Exam techniques, question stems and sentence starters for the GCSE OCR B history world depth study on 'Living under Nazi rule'.

These one-page guides provide advice and typical question stems for each of the three question types in the Schools History Project exam:

  • seven-mark 'What can Source A tell us?' questions
  • 15-mark 'How useful?' questions
  • 18-mark 'How far do you agree?' questions.

The resource recaps the PEEL technique for paragraph structure, and the tips for question 6 remind students of the PANDA technique for evaluating the source and its provenance.

An extract from the Q6 page:

Paragraph 2 – PEEL

  • PEEL paragraph on the provenance.
  • Use supporting knowledge to explain and evaluate two points.

‘The source is a [type of source]. This means that it [consider the characteristics of this type of source].’

‘The source is from [date]. This is important as it tells us that [consider the significance of the date].’

‘The source was produced to [explain purpose of source]. This tells us that …’

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