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ES1 - Evaluating a source


These questions are easily identified by their question stems:

  • How useful is Source A for investigating..?
  • How useful is Source A as evidence of..?

Examples from the 2009 General paper:

"How useful is source A for investigating the causes of population growth in Scotland between 1830 and 1930?"

"How useful is source A as evidence of the Berlin airlift?"

Examples from the 2009 Credit paper:

"How useful is Source A for investigating the impact of new technology upon the working conditions of coalminers?"

"How useful is Source A as evidence of the effects of the First World War on German Civilians?"


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