"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle


LC History Exam Guide (O)

Time: 2 hours & 50 minutes

40 minutes per Section, no more.

You must answer Q. 1. – Document Question

Ensure that you take great care in answering the COMPREHENSION Section of the Document Question – it carries 40/100 marks. Use QUOTATIONS in each part of the Document Question EXCEPT FOR Contextualisation


Q. 1.

Document Question

Comprehension (40/100)

Comparison (20/100)

Criticism (20/100)

Contextualisation (20/100)


You must also answer THREE MORE QUESTIONS – 2,3, 4.


Each Question has THREE SECTIONS:

Part A (30)

Short Document followed by 5 Questions.

(Use short quotation from Document to support answers 1 – 4)

(5th Question requires a short Contextualisation answer of 3 – 5 lines)


Part B (30)

Choose 1 out of 4 Short Paragraphs, usually on a Key Personality or Period.

Write 10 – 12 Key Statements


Part C (40)

Choose 1 out of 4 Short Essays, usually containing at least one of the Special Case Studies in each section. Also, Key Personalities and Period are questioned here.

Write 1 – 1.5 A4 Pages


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