There are 3 parts to the paper Section 1:
In Section 1, the writer will analyse two key sources used in the investigation. The sources can be either primary or secondary sources. In this section the writer must: clearly state the question being investigated (this must be stated as a question) include a brief explanation of the nature of the two sources selected for detailed analysis, including an explanation of their relevance to the investigation analyse two sources in detail. With reference to the origins, purpose and content, the writer should analyse the value and limitations of the two sources in relation to the investigation. Recommended word allocation: 500 words.
Section 2: The ‘Investigation’, consists of the actual historical inquiry. This section closely resembles a traditional research essay. The task is to construct a clear, well-structured, logical and analytical response to the research question. The investigation must be clearly and effectively organised. While there is no prescribed format for how this section must be structured, it must contain critical analysis that is focused clearly on the question being investigated, and must also include the conclusion that the drawn from the analysis.
In this section, the writer must use a range of evidence to support your argument. Please note that you can use primary sources, secondary sources, or a mixture of the two. Suggested word count 1300 Section 3: In this section, the writer should reflect on the methods used by, and the challenges faced by the writer as the historian. Relate this reflection specifically to the particular investigation and experiences as a historian. Suggested word count: 400.