Tackling the Narrative 8 mark question for the Edexcel GCSE Period Study lesson resources

The tricky 8 mark narrative question towards the end of the Period Study paper for the Edexcel GCSE course can throw a student in an exam. Here is a PowerPoint I use for a lesson which focuses purely on the techniques needed to produce a successful answer for this demanding question. Not only is there a PowerPoint but also the structure strips students can use to support them writing their answer.

Structure strips – Narrative 8 markers

Rainbow marking – Narrative 8 marker

Narrative question – 8 marker

An additional lesson can be found below with slight adjustments with a model paragraph with flaws for students to identify as well as a connection map starter to warm students up and help them make connections.

Narrative question – 8 marker Cuba Version 2

Narrative 8 marker Cuba Paragraph Starter

Connection map – Cuban Missile Crisis

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Tackling the Importance 16 mark question for the Edexcel GCSE Period Study lesson resources

The large 16 mark importance question towards the end of the Period Study paper for the Edexcel GCSE course can make or break a student’s performance. Here is a PowerPoint I use for a lesson which focuses purely on the techniques needed to produce a successful answer for this demanding question. Not only is there a PowerPoint but also the structure strips students can use to support them writing their answer.

Structure strips – Significance 16 markers

Rainbow marking – Significance 16 marker

Significance question – 16 marker

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Tackling the Explain Why 12 mark question for the thematic paper in Edexcel GCSE History lesson resources

The large 12 mark judgement question towards the end of the thematic paper for the Edexcel GCSE course can make or break a student’s performance. Here is a PowerPoint I use for a lesson which focuses purely on the techniques needed to produce a successful answer for this demanding question. Not only is there a PowerPoint but also the structure strips students can use to support them writing their answer.

Structure strips – Explain 12 markers

Explain why – HT lesson

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