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IB History Skills

This new section of the site is designed to provide students with support and advice in coping with the demands of IB history. 

Essay Writing

In the words of Robert Pearce 'Writing a good essay involves the sort of verbal craftsmanship which can only come from long periods of hard practice. There is no short-cut to success and no foolproof formula to follow.'

Document Analysis

Otherwise known as 'Paper 1' and the key to a successful Internal Assessment aka 'Historical Investigation'.

Historical Theory or 'Historiography'

TOK allows us an opportunity to reflect on the nature of history; how it is made and how it claims to represent the past. But also 'historiography' is the key to the most successful essays and Internal Assessments. This section is to be seriously developed over the next few years...

Research and Study Skills

How to read a book, make notes, use the Internet, make a presentation, lead a seminar, make a website, etc. etc. 


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