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History (9-1)

Example answers and commentaries

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section A Option A - America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation (613.5 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section A Option B - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship (1.1 MB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section A Option C - Russia, 1894-1945 Tsardom and communism (617.4 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section A Option D - America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality (610.4 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section B Option A - Conflict and tension: the First World War, 1894-1918 (606.4 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section B Option B - Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939 (1.1 MB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section B Option C - Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945-1972 (606.5 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section B Option D - Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975 (606.7 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 1 Section B Option E - Conflict and tension in the Gulf and Afghanistan, 1990-2009 (606.6 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 2 Section A Option A - Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day (1.1 MB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 2 Section A Option B - Britain: Power and the people (610.9 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 2 Section A Option C - Britain: Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day (608.7 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 2 Section B Option A - Norman England, c1066-c1100 (625.1 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 2 Section B Option B - Medieval England: the reign of Edward 1, 1272-1307 (938.5 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 2 Section B Option C - Elizabethan England, 1568-1603 (607.7 KB)

Example answers and commentary: Paper 2 Section B Option D - Restoration England, 1660-1685 (585.5 KB)


Specimen mark schemes

Specimen mark scheme: Paper 1 Section A Option A - America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation and Section B (304.9 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: Paper 1 Section A Option B - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship and Section B (315.5 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: Paper 1 Section A Option C - Russia, 1894-1945: Tsardom and communism and Section B (298.6 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: Paper 1 Section A Option D - America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality and Section B (298.5 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: Paper 2 Section A Option A - Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day and Section B (295.9 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: Paper 2 Section A Option B - Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day and Section B (262.0 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: Paper 2 Section A Option C - Britain: Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day and Section B (265.9 KB)


Specimen mark schemes - additional set

Specimen mark scheme: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option A - America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation and Section B (338.4 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option B - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship and Section B (335.7 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option C - Russia, 1894-1945: Tsardom and communism and Section B (336.6 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option D - America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality and Section B (336.7 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option A - Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day and Section B (318.2 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option B - Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day and Section B (289.7 KB)

Specimen mark scheme: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option C - Britain: Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day and Section B(295.9 KB)


Specimen question papers

Specimen interpretations booklet: Paper 1 Section A Option A - America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation (480.8 KB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: Paper 1 Section A Option B - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship (480.8 KB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: Paper 1 Section A Option C - Russia, 1894-1945: Tsardom and communism (480.8 KB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: Paper 1 Section A Option D - America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality (482.0 KB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: Paper 2 Section B Option A - Norman England, c1066 - c1100 (2.4 MB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: Paper 2 Section B Option B - Medieval England: the reign of Edward 1, 1272-1307 (3.3 MB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: Paper 2 Section B Option C - Elizabethan England, c1568-1603 (3.6 MB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: Paper 2 Section B Option D - Restoration England, 1660-1685 (4.6 MB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section A Option A - America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation (589.5 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section A Option B - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship (591.1 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section A Option C - Russia, 1894-1945: Tsardom and communism (589.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section A Option D - America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality (591.1 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section B Option A - Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894-1918 (588.4 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section B Option B - Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939 (588.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section B Option C - Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945 - 1972 (588.1 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section B Option D - Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975 (588.4 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 1 Section B Option E - Conflict and tension in the Gulf and Afghanistan, 1990-2009 (588.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 2 Section A Option A - Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day (586.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 2 Section A Option B - Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day (587.9 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 2 Section A Option C - Britain: Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day (588.7 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 2 Section B Option A - Norman England, c1066 - c1100 (587.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 2 Section B Option B - Medieval England: the reign of Edward 1, 1272-1307 (588.3 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 2 Section B Option C - Elizabethan England, c1568-1603 (589.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: Paper 2 Section B Option D - Restoration England, 1660-1685 (588.5 KB)

Specimen source booklet: Paper 1 Section B Option A - Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894-1918 (2.3 MB)

Specimen source booklet: Paper 1 Section B Option B - Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939 (2.9 MB)

Specimen source booklet: Paper 1 Section B Option C - Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945 - 1972 (1.2 MB)

Specimen source booklet: Paper 1 Section B Option D - Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975 (1.0 MB)

Specimen source booklet: Paper 1 Section B Option E - Conflict and tension in the Gulf and Afghanistan, 1990-2009 (6.0 MB)

Specimen source booklet: Paper 2 Section A Option A - Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day (3.3 MB)

Specimen source booklet: Paper 2 Section A Option B - Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day (2.4 MB)

Specimen source booklet: Paper 2 Section A Option C - Britain: Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day (3.0 MB)


Specimen question papers - additional set

Specimen interpretations booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option A - America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation (480.5 KB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option B - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship (481.4 KB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option C - Russia, 1894-1945: Tsardom and communism (479.9 KB)

Specimen interpretations booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option D - America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality (480.8 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option A - America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation (590.0 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option B - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship (591.0 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option C - Russia, 1894-1945: Tsardom and communism (590.3 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section A Option D - America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality (590.8 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option A - Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894-1918 (589.0 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option B - Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939 (588.8 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option C - Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945 - 1972 (588.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option D - Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975 (588.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option E - Conflict and tension in the Gulf and Afghanistan, 1990-2009 (589.0 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option A - Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day (587.1 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option B - Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day (587.6 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option C - Britain: Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day (589.2 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 2 Section B Option A - Norman England, c1066 - c1100 (588.2 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 2 Section B Option B - Medieval England: the reign of Edward 1, 1272-1307 (589.3 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 2 Section B Option C - Elizabethan England, c1568-1603 (589.9 KB)

Specimen question paper: (Additional) Paper 2 Section B Option D - Restoration England, 1660-1685 (589.6 KB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option A - Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894-1918 (2.5 MB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option B - Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939 (4.1 MB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option C - Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945 - 1972 (3.6 MB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option D - Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975 (3.1 MB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 1 Section B Option E - Conflict and tension in the Gulf and Afghanistan, 1990-2009 (2.4 MB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option A - Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day (2.3 MB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option B - Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day (2.5 MB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 2 Section A Option C - Britain: Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day (2.7 MB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 2 Section B Option A - Norman England, c1066 - c1100 (476.2 KB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 2 Section B Option B - Medieval England: the reign of Edward 1, 1272-1307 (477.3 KB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 2 Section B Option C - Elizabethan England, c1568-1603 (477.5 KB)

Specimen source booklet: (Additional) Paper 2 Section B Option D - Restoration England, 1660-1685 (477.1 KB)


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