Are you surprised by this source?

  • Describes the source [1 mark]

  • Describes evidence to show why the source is OR is not surprising but no clear explanation [2-3 marks]

  • Explains why the source is OR is not surprising using contextual knowledge [4-5 marks]

  • Explains why the source is BOTH surprising AND unsurprising using contextual knowledge or by cross-referencing to other sources [6-7 marks]

How to structure the answer:

  1. Split into two sides (e.g. "the source is surprising" and "the source is not surprising")

  2. On one side, identify an area of why the source is surprising.

  3. On the other side, identify an area of why the source is not surprising.

Information from this page was primarily sourced from information provided to me by my previous teacher, Mr Joshua Tillott.