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Advanced Higher History - question paper

UPDATE  |  June 2019

Following revision to the question paper for session 2019-20, the marks in these examples are no longer in line with the revised requirements. However, the examples remain useful as a guide to the nature of the questions and range of answers. They should be viewed in conjunction with the revised Advanced Higher History Course Specification.  https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/AHCourseSpecHistory.pdf

Question paper  |  2016  (All links to PDF files)

Question paper  ( SQA website)
Finailised marking instructions  ( SQA website)
SECTION 2 - Scotland: Independence and Kingship, 1249-1334
Candidate 1 (Questions 9,11,14,15,16) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 2 (Questions 9,12,14,15,16) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 3 - Italy: the Renaissance in the 15th and Early 16th Centuries
Candidate 1 (Questions 21,22) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 2 (Questions 23,24) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 4 - Scotland: from the Treaty of Union to the Enlightenment, 1707-1815
Candidate 1 (Questions 25,30,31,32) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 5 - USA: ‘A House Divided’, 1850–1865
Candidate 1 (Questions 33,38,39,49) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 6  - Japan: the Modernisation of a Nation, 1840–1920
Candidate 1 (Questions 41,48) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 2 (Questions 46,47) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 7 - Germany: from Democracy to Dictatorship, 1918–1939
Candidate 1 (Question 50) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 2 (Questions 49,54,55,56) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 3 (Question 52) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 8 - South Africa: Race and Power, 1902–1984
Candidate 1 (Questions 57,62,63) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 9 - Russia: from Tsarism to Stalinism, 1914–1945
Candidate 1 (Questions 66,70,71,72) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 10 - Spain: the Civil War - Causes, Conflict and Consequences, 1923–1945
Candidate 1 (Question 78) Evidence Commentary
SECTION 11 - Britain: At War and Peace, 1938-51
Candidate 1 (Questions 82,86,87,88) Evidence Commentary