(Original post by kaquash)
For the 10 Mark question you need to: describe, explain and make a judgement. So here is one type of a model split into the different paragraphs(you may wish to do it differently):
Describe the first event in the question quite briefly but make sure you show a good understanding of it, show include dates and key figures.
Explain why the first event did what ever the question was asking for ie how the event lead to war or threatened peace. Include several points, I'd recommend at least two are three; you can prepare these before hand for each event at home. You may wish to, and I would reccommend for you, to say a few points as to why it didn't, ie lead to war. You may put these negative points in a separate paragraph to organise your ideas more clearly.
Describe the second event
Explain why it ie lead to war. Again put the negative for the event and in a separate paragraph if you wish.
Judgement: say which event you thought was the bigger cause ie of war(sorry about all the ie s but sometimes the question may be something else like which leader was most satisfied with the treaty of Versailles). Make sure you summarise the key reason/s why you picked and why it outweighs the arguments of the other event, mention the key point of this other event.
Phew... I know that seems like a lot but once you've prepared it you can just write immediately in the exam and not need to prepare anything. Just a note from the Mark scheme, your argument for both events must be similar in size to each other for the high 9/10 marks. You can't just argue the event you thought was the bigger cause.
By the way in terms of timing, you have 35 minutes per section so for:
4 Mark question you have 7 minutes
6 Mark question you have 10 minutes
10 mark question you have 18 minutes
If you have learned more than three sections (you must answer 3 of the 6 questions), then I would advise to start on the first question you are prepared for and briefly look at it, answer it if you can if not go onto the next question you have learned. Keep on doing this until you've answered 3 because you can't want to waste too much time picking the questions you are going to answer.
Sorry that is a lot I wrote but I hope it will help you all, the key point, as Ive mention a lot, is lots of preparation.
Again, the best of luck and remember 42/60 is A* so don't be to worried