History

 

WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN IN HISTORY IN KEY STAGE 4?

History gives the students a chance to learn about significant events and individuals in history which have shaped our society today. The course offers a variety of studies ranging from in depth studies of a key period in history to a study of medicine through time from 1250 to the present day.

 

Paper 1: Medicine Through Time 1250-present day 

Section A: The British sector of the Western Front 1914-18:injuries, treatment and the trenches

Section B:This is a  thematic study which requires students to understand change and continuity across a long sweep of history

  • 1250-1500 Medicine in Medieval England
  • 1500-1750 The Medical Renaissance in England
  • 1750-1900 Medicine in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain
  • 1900-present day Medicine in modern Britain

 

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study

Section A: Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

  •  Queen, government and religion, 1558–69
  •  Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad, 1569–88
  •  Elizabethan society in the Age of Exploration, 1558–88

Section B: The American West c1835-1895

  • The early settlement of the West, c1835–c1862 
  •  Development of the plains, c1862–c1876
  • Conflicts and conquest, c1876–c1895

 

Paper 3: Modern Depth Study, Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39

  • The Weimar Republic 1918–29
  • Hitler’s rise to power, 1919–33
  • Nazi control and dictatorship, 1933–39
  • Life in Nazi Germany, 1933–39

 

HOW WILL STUDENTS LEARN IN THIS COURSE?

History offers students a wide range of learning opportunities and the chance to develop transferable skills.. They will learn skills of interpretation and source analysis. These include the importance of using a range of evidence and analysing reliability of sources. They will also have opportunities to develop their skills in debating and putting their opinions across. 

 

HOW ARE STUDENTS ASSESSED IN THIS COURSE? 

During the course we assess students both within each module and by end of module tests. Students also sit whole school PPE’S (Practice Public Examinations also known as mocks or trial exams).

 

Final examinations all taken in the summer of year 11 

Paper 1:  Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches. 

1 hour and 15 minutes      30% of the GCSE

 

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study

 1 hour and 45 minutes 40% of the GCSE

 

Paper 3: Modern depth study Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39

1 hour and 20 minutes 30% of the GCSE

 

WHAT IS THE LEARNING SEQUENCE?

Year 10 Year 11
Autumn term 1 Paper 1:  Medicine Through time, 1250-present day Paper 2: Period study and depth study

American West 1835-1895

Autumn term 2 Paper 1:  Medicine Through time, 1250-present day Paper 3: Modern Depth Study Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39
Spring term 1 Paper 1: Medicine Through Time, The British sector of the Western Front 1914-18 Paper 3: Modern Depth Study Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39
Spring term 2 Paper 2: Period study and depth study

Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

Paper 3: Modern Depth Study Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39
Summer term 1 Paper 2: Period study and depth study

Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

Revision
Summer term 2 Paper 2: Period study and depth study

American West 1835-1895

Revision and exams

 

WHAT QUALIFICATION IS GAINED FROM WHICH EXAM BOARD?

GCSE in history

 

LINK TO EXAM BOARD SPECIFICATION

Edexcel GCSE History

 

HOW IS IT GRADED? 

Graded 1-9, with 9 being the highest Grade

 

WHAT FURTHER EDUCATION AND/OR CAREERS CAN THIS QUALIFICATION LEAD TO? 

Transferable skills offer a range of further education and career opportunities such as 

  • secondary school teacher
  • journalist
  • Civil Service administrator
  • solicitor
  • archivist
  • curator
  • heritage manager
  • marketing executive
  • human resources manager.

Students do of course have the opportunity to continue history at A Level and subsequently university.

 

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