GCSE History

Introduction

Students start the GCSE course with a study of attempts at keeping peace after WW1 and the development of WW2. We also look at America 1920-1973, tracking the social, economic, cultural and political changes of twentieth century America. This is followed by a study of Health and the People c.1000 to present day which investigates the changes and continuity in medicine from the medieval period to the twentieth century. After this we study the Restoration period, 1660-1685 in depth, particularly focusing on a named historical environment, which will change every year.

How is the course assessed?

Paper 1: 2 hours

- America 1920-1973 - Opportunity and inequality

- Conflict and Tension – the inter-war years 1918-1939

 

Paper 2: 2 hours

- Health and the People c.1000 to present day

- Restoration England 1660-1685

 

Each half term students will sit a mini-mock on the topic they have been covering. These are based on past GCSE papers. As students progress through topics, each assessment also has an iterative question on from a previous topic.

Equipment

AQA Revision guides are available for each of the units of work.

Homework and learning outside of the classroom

Homework at GCSE is focused on exam skills and revision skills. Students are expected to produce revision materials from Year 10 for regular fact tests and assessments. Students also are expected to answer practice exam questions as part of their homework.

 

In order to support the curriculum we have run a number of visits to various locations including the Royal Armouries, York Dungeon and Castle Museum, Eden Camp, London, Krakow and WW1 battlefield sites in France and Belgium.

KS3 History

KS4 History

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