How to use Command Terms

There are so many command terms and often, students lose easy marks because they’re not fully aware of what the question is asking them! I had made a list of command terms and what they want from you. Use these when you’re writing questions, and by the time the exams come around, these commands will… Continue reading How to use Command Terms

Test yourself

There has been a lot of content in the previous history posts, so here’s a chance for you to test yourself! Here are some sample questions from the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Absolutism and The French Revolution. Write a paragraph to answer the following questions: How did the Renaissance create a new… Continue reading Test yourself

PEA Analysis

  What is a PEA analysis and how do I do one? Sometimes, a PEA analysis can be called TEA analysis, when the word Trend is used instead of pattern. To obtain full marks in one of these questions, make sure that you answer/refer to the main ideas in Patterns, Evidence and Anomalies. Patterns This could include Maps… Continue reading PEA Analysis

Tips for Writing an Essay

Tips for Writing   When writing a paragraph, use PEAL to help structure your writing First, write your thesis statement in your introduction paragraph. This should highlight the main point of your essay. P – POINT: Each paragraph should clearly start with the point you want to make. This should be linked to your thesis… Continue reading Tips for Writing an Essay

Sourcing using O.P.V.L

When we’re researching, we need to find information we can use. But not just the first thing that comes up on Google Search, we need accurate information! So how do we do this? O.P.V.L helps if you apply it to your sources. Ask yourself the following questions…  Origin: Where does this source come from? Who wrote it?… Continue reading Sourcing using O.P.V.L

Napoleon in France (Post-Revolution)

During the Revolution , Napoleon rose quickly in the army.  By 1799, he had become a political leader and he helped over throw the Directory. He set up a 3 man governing board known as the Consulate. Yet another Constitution was created and Napoleon took the title ‘First Consul’. In 1802, he had himself named consul for… Continue reading Napoleon in France (Post-Revolution)

Have you been Enlightened yet?

The Enlightenment  During the 1500/1600s,The Scientific Revolution transformed the way people looked at the world. This led to a revolution in thinking called ‘The Enlightenment’ There were a number of Enlightenment Thinkers during this period in the 1600s. Check them out below! Thomas Hobbes (England) Hobbes wrote a book called ‘Leviathan’. In this book, he shared what… Continue reading Have you been Enlightened yet?