Scaffolding tools for history

Source analysis and interpretation advice and essay planning support to help history students answer exam questions at GCSE and iGCSE level

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Support your students' history skills with these source analysis tips and essay plan ideas

Interpreting historical sources and answering essay style questions are two key skills that are essential when studying any period of history in order to adequately prepare for GCSE or iGCSE history. We’ve selected these templates, prompts question scaffolds and exam question technique resources to help you provide learners with the tools they need to demonstrate their understanding and accurately address exam style questions.

Source interpretation and analysis support

Where to Start- History Writing Mat
NorthernHistorian

Where to Start- History Writing Mat

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A comprehensive writing mat for KS3 and KS4 History. Including help for students on extended writing, historical source work, historical interpretations, and teachers' marking codes. This resource is useful used as a handout or stuck to the desks in a history classroom. Designed with the Eduqas GCSE...
Source Analysis Scaffold and Checklist
tiarnacrichton

Source Analysis Scaffold and Checklist

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This resource includes: - A writing scaffold to help guide students when writing a source analysis (including sentence starters) - Checklist to remind students of key information to include in their analysis - Three example sources (teacher to make question appropriate to student knowledge)

Supporting essay-style questions 

How to decode a history question
anna jordan

How to decode a history question

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Guide for students to help them work out what is being asked in a history exam question and recognise the basic structure of the answer required. \[to help them write the answer, see 'how to help students write essays' on TES\]
History Essay Planning Template
Lozzaa97

History Essay Planning Template

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This is a great resource that my teacher gave me to help plan my answer for those long 24 mark essays you get in the A level exams. It is brilliant because it ensures that you write a good quality essay (which I need practice with) so it has helped me a lot! Excellent essay planning resource: ht...
AQA GCSE History (New Spec) - 16 Mark Exam Question
katiekins1983

AQA GCSE History (New Spec) - 16 Mark Exam Question

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This lesson was created for a mixed ability Year 9 group studying the new AQA Paper 1D Specification, Conflict and Tension 1894-1918. It could very easily be adapted for other age or ability groups and alternate exam specifications. Once you have this resource it will take literally just a few ...
GCSE Edexcel 9-1 History Exam Technique Structures Booklet
Lcu

GCSE Edexcel 9-1 History Exam Technique Structures Booklet

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A booklet which looks at each style of exam question on the Edexcel History specification. Alongside suggested timings, each question the following information: - introduction to the question - how to gain marks - example question - suggested structure - things to remember It is based on the option...