National 5 History

National 5 History

Wallace and Bruce…

Here is a list of all the PowerPoints from the Wallace and Bruce course. You can access these to help you revise for your exam.

Remember, to pass your N5 exam you need to combine your knowledge with the specific skills we have taught you.

SconeParliament[2] SuccessionCrisis[4] The Scottish Wars of Independence key families TheGreatCause[5] AnEnglishmarriage[3] AwardofBerwick[7] DeathAlexander[1] Edwardsstepstooverlordship[6] EdwardsinvasionofScotland[3] ScotsRebellion[2] ToomTabard[6] WarbetweenEnglandandFrance[1b] AttackonBerwick[4] balliol as king[1] BattleofDunbar[5] BattleofStirlingBridge[5] EdwardscontroloverScotland[1] Medievalarmy[2] NoblesatIrvine[4] ScottishCollapse[9] TrialandExecution[10] WallaceasGuardian[6] WallaceatLanark[3] WilliamWallaceamysteriousman[1b] AfterFalkirk[8] BattleofFalkirk[7] Career of Bruce after 1296(2) Death Edward I(5b) Declaration of Arbroath(8) Defeat of the English in Scotland(7) Defeating the Comyns(5) Murder of Comyn(3) Ambition of the Bruces(1) Battle of Brander Pass(6) Bruce’s Recovery after 1306(4)


Section A: the Succession Crisis

Here you can find a PowerPoint on five basic reasons there was a succession crisis in Scotland, including the potential problems with having the Maid of Norway as a ruler.

The Succession Crisis



An image of the tragic Maid of Norway.














Carrie-Anne McGrath answers the age old question “how did Robert Bruce defeat his Scottish and English enemies?” below:

Robert Bruce defeats his Scottish enemies











Free At Last? The USA 1918-1968



Below you can find some help with your National 5 exam skills questions. Use these to help improve your techniques.

The “compare” question is worth up to 4 marks. You can use the resources, below, to help you structure your answer for this type of question.

National 5 exam skills compare

The “evaluate the usefulness…” question is worth 5 marks. Use the PowerPoint, below, to help you structure your answer.

Evaluate the usefulness of

The explain question requires you to be able to recall events and their consequences. Guidance on how to answer this type of question is posted, below:










KU type questions are there to test your knowledge of the course.

The describe question is the most straightforward KU type question.

Below, you can access a basic PowerPoint which shows you how to do it.

How to do describe questions

The short essay, worth 9 marks, is outlined below.