History MasterClass IEB

This MasterClass covers some important topics and skills that students need to master for the Grade 12 IEB History examinations. These topics and skills can be examined within either the Paper I or Paper II formats.

Created by Redhill School
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History MasterClass IEB
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  • 04:01:26 hours on-demand videos
  • 8 Lessons
  • Access until 31 December 2022
  • Access on mobile and PC devices

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  • All 14 IEB Subjects
  • Access until 31 December 2022
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What will I learn?
  • Understand the use and importance of evidence in History.
  • Tips on how to answer essay-type questions.
  • The skill of extended writing.
  • How to study for an extended writing examination question.
  • How to study for a discursive essay examination question.
  • A deeper, detailed understanding of the Cold War topic.
  • How to study for the Cold War topic and how to approach the different questions that can be asked in the examination.
  • How to write paragraph and essay answers, with emphasis on writing technique.
  • Understand source analysis.
  • Tips on how to analyse sources.

Curriculum for this subject
8 Lessons 04:01:26 hours
8 Lessons 04:01:26 hours
  • History Sample video
  • What is evidence?
  • Paragraph and essay writing
  • Source-based essay writing
  • Extended writing
  • Discursive Essay - The Cold War
  • History Paper 2
  • Exam Techniques
  • Coming of Democracy
  • Pen
  • Coloured pens
  • Exam pad


The History MasterClass Series of videos was produced to highlight, clarify and refine the most important concepts, as described in the History Subject Assessment Guidelines (SAGs). The concepts learnt prior to Grade 12 are not explicitly covered as individual topics but are reinforced to the extent that they apply to the Grade 12 syllabus.

These videos summarise the important concepts related to each topic. They provide students with skills in order to expand the context related to the question, enabling them to answer examination questions with deeper and greater understanding. 

The videos further address common mistakes that students make and point out how to avoid them. An effort is made to expose students to various ways in which the content can be examined. This is done by working through common examination-style questions and discussing the logic behind each answer; in this way, students are later able to apply this acquired knowledge to a multitude of diverse questions, rather than simply rote learning solutions.

A student who watches this MasterClass Series attentively - and then reinforces the explanations given by actively working through multiple past paper questions - will be thoroughly prepared for the final examinations.

Teacher Biography

Mumsy Malinga is a senior History teacher and Faculty Head of Humanities at Redhill School in Morningside, Sandton. Her areas of interest are gender studies and social history. Prior to her appointment at Redhill School, Mumsy worked as a History educator and Head of Department at St Stithians Girls College and at St Mary’s School in Waverley. 

Mumsy is the current internal moderator (History) at the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). Mumsy has been involved in Teacher Training Workshops for the GDE, co-authored a History textbook and has done work for both uMalusi and the Department of Education, which includes History Curriculum Review. Currently, she is part of the SU-UIC Curriculum and Assessment Sub-Committee.  

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