SL

HL

Paper 1 (30%)

Paper 2 (45%)

IA (25%)

Paper 1 (20%)

Paper 2 (25%)

Paper 3 (35%)

IA (20%)




Paper 1 (4 Questions)

60 minutes + 5 minutes reading time (no pen)
4 Qs total, answer all
25 marks total

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Breakdown of Each Question


Useful Sites & Files

Practice Paper 1 - ToV

Practice Paper 1 - Ruhr




Paper 2 (2 Essays)

90 minutes total (45 minutes per essay)
6 Qs per topic, answer 1 Q per topic
20 marks per essay, 40 marks total

Topic
Hitler
Mao
Vietnam
Eastern/Central Europe
Historiography
Intentionalist
Structuralist
Intentionalist
Structuralist
Orthodox
(Sartre, Edgar Snow)
Revisionist
(Lee Feigon, Jung Chang)
Metropolitan
Liberation
Determinist
Cold War
Metropolitan
Liberation
Determinist

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Rise of Single Party States (Topic 3)
SPS Themes

Nationalist & Independence Movements (Topic 4)
Independence Themes

Question Type

HK Sources

Sample Question & Responses




Paper 3 (3 Essays)

150 minutes total (50 minutes per essay)
2 Qs per topic, answer 1 Q per topic
20 marks per essay, 60 marks total

Structure


Question Types & Essay Format

  • To what extent
  • 2-part questions
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

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Sample Question & Response