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How long should a 12 mark question take in History? (AQA GCSE)?

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Paris LettiNeuroscience PhD student at University College London17.5k students helped

It's difficult to say exactly because it depends on how fast you write. Generally, 1 to 2 pages is a good indicator. Here's an example of a structure you could use: Sample question: Salahuddeens role in the failure to capture Jerusalem. Introduction: What is the definition of ā€œmain reasonā€? What is your short answer to the question? Paragraph 1: Some historians have argued that Saladinā€™s leadership was the main reason for the failure to capture Jerusalem. This can be argued becauseā€¦ Counterpoint: However, this is not an effective argument becauseā€¦ (Reference your definition of main reason) Paragraph 2: However, it is clear that Saladinā€™s leadership was less important than the weakness of the crusading army. This can be argued becauseā€¦ Finish paragraph by linking back to definition of ā€œmain reasonā€ and explaining why this is more important that Saladinā€™s. Paragraph 3: It is also clear that Saladinā€™s leadership was also less important than Richardā€™s leadership for the failure of the Crusading army. This can be argued because... Finish paragraph by linking back to definition of ā€œmain reasonā€ and explaining why this is more important that Saladinā€™s. Conclusion Overall, it is clear that Saladinā€™s leadership was/wasnā€™t the main reason Refer back to your definition of ā€œmain reasonā€ when justifying

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