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    How to get a band 6 when analysing two historical sources?

    In simple terms how do you get a band 6 in Modern when it comes to analysing sources. What do the markers look for? (8 mark question)

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    Re: How to get a band 6 when analysing two historical sources?

    The main thing you require in the Source Analysis is the ability to CLEARLY show your understanding of the source's content and to tell the marker WHY the sources are useful for a historian.

    I am presuming you are talking about the CORE section of Modern, however i am not sure which section you are talking about

    If it is the section asking a question similar to Evaluate the usefulness of Source A and B for a Historian studying the differing roles of Lloyd-George, Wilson and Clemenceau?
    Then what you need to do is EXPLICITLY state the reasons why the source are useful. A good structure for this is COMBAT where
    C - Content
    O - Origin
    M - Motive
    B - Bias
    A - Audience
    T - Tone

    If you address these areas in your answer in regards to the RELIABILITY and PERSPECTIVE of them, and then link that to how its useful, you will get a ban 6 for your answer

    But if the section your talking about asks questions like Using sources A and B as well as your own knowledge, discuss the reasons for the stalemate on the western front

    What you need to do is to CLEARLY show your own knowledge of the event by incorporating narrative, statistics and quotes in the own knowledge section of your answer.Your own knowledge should make up about 60% of your whole answer. Once you have done this, use the sources to support the point or argument you are making. By doing this, you show an understanding of the sources as well as solidifying your argument. By doing this, you will get a band 6 for your response

    Hope that helps!

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    Re: How to get a band 6 when analysing two historical sources?

    Helpful, cheers.
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