Hello Elliot and Others,
I am in the same boat as you with regard to teaching this unit before january. I have six lessons a week which helps and am aiming to finish both Crimea and Boer war before half-term.
I am in the process of marking question on Nightingale and Seacole ( question page 44 of Edexcel Textbook. So far I have one excellent answer 37 out of 40 but the other 5 are mostly less than 20.
I will try to get a copy of the good answer which could be used as a kind of model answer I hope. I will post it here to see what other people think. I may have been too generous.
David - that would be really useful if you could upload, as I teach on my own, it would be good to double-check I am marking in line with expectations. I don't have the book handy, but I am assuming that it is the 'Angel of Mercy' question (with the picture) - I am setting my students this question next week, hence all the preparation on strengths/weaknesses of Seacole and Nightingale. I have amended the question slightly too add in a 3rd source from Ponting to allow greater cross-referencing. As the Crimea came up in Jan 09 as an a question and did not appear in June, it's a reasonable assumption that the Crimea will be on the Jan paper and as a b question, so will be building this in for revision in the couple of weeks after Christmas holidays. Perhaps the Boers will slot into the a question...but after the June paper I am not second-guessing the examiner!