CIE Exam Booklets Paper 2

Mock exam papers with detailed mark schemes designed for CIE.

Download CIE GCSE Exam Booklets Paper 2

As a premium School History member, you can download all of the CIE GCSE Exam Booklets Paper 2 modules below:

  • How was Italy unified?
  • How was Germany unified?
  • Why was there a civil war in the United States and what were the results?
  • What caused the First World War?
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Paper 2 Downloads and Specifications

Mock exam papers with detailed mark schemes designed for CIE

(NOTE: For the year of 2021, GCSE exams in the UK will not go ahead and will be replaced by a form of teacher-assessed grades. For more information on how these will work, please visit CIE’s website.)

Exam Paper Details

Students following CIE are required to sit a two-hour paper worth 50 marks for Paper 2. It makes up 33% of the total GCSE. Candidates answer six questions on one prescribed topic taken from the Core Content. There is a range of source material relating to each prescribed topic. The prescribed topic changes in each examination session. See below for more:

  • Option A    How was Italy unified?            For June 2021 examination
  • Option A    How was Germany unified?            For November 2021 examination
  • Option B    Were the peace treaties of 1919–23 fair?    For June 2021 examination
  • Option B    To what extent was the League of Nations a success?    For November 2021 examination
  • Option A    How was Italy unified?            For March 2022 examination  - India only
  • Option A    Why was there a civil war in the United States and what were its results?    For June 2022 examination
  • Option A    What caused the First World War?        For November 2022 examination
  • Option B    Were the peace treaties of 1919–23 fair?    For March 2022 examination  - India only
  • Option B    How secure was the USSR’s control over Eastern Europe, 1948–c.1989?    For June 2022 examination
  • Option B    Were the peace treaties of 1919–23 fair?    For November 2022 examination

CIE GCSE Exam Booklets Paper 2 (2021)

Practice exam booklets covering every CIE topic, produced by a highly experienced AQA and OCR marker. These are fully sourced and aligned to the CIE mark scheme.

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CIE GCSE Exam Booklets Paper 2 (2020)

Practice exam booklets covering every CIE topic, produced by a highly experienced AQA and OCR marker. These are fully sourced and aligned to the CIE mark scheme.

Download All Combinations of Paper 2 2020