It is worth looking at past papers and the mark schemes, to get a sense of how the test works. The test will not look easy – indeed, it will not be easy – but candidates are given plenty of time to read and re-read the text, to think about it, and to plan their answers. Candidates should not worry, therefore, if the past examples of the primary source question look difficult. They probably look difficult to everyone else too. We hope that candidates will find the test interesting as well as tough.