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History

History is the study of people and the world we know. It helps us understand where we have been and where the world is moving towards and learning from and understanding the mistakes of the past.

History is important as it answers the big questions such as: Why are we here? Why did millions of men die and become injured in the first world war? How did Hitler manage to become so powerful and commit such crimes against humanity?

HISTORY CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 7-11

Year

Term

Units of Work

Assessments

 7

Autumn

 History Skills / The Norman Conquest

 BASELINE Assessment /  Repeat Baseline Assessment (History Skills)

 

Spring

Castles / Medieval Life

GCSE style exam on Normans, Castles & Medieval Life

 

Summer

The Tudors / History Mysteries

GCSE style exam paper covering all topics in Y7

 8

Autumn

 The Transatlantic Slave Trade  / World War One

 GCSE style exam on Slave Trade

GCSE style exam on Slave Trade & World War One

 

Spring

The Holocaust / Inter-war Years

GCSE style exam on Holocaust / Inter-war years

 

Summer

World War Two / Changing Britain

GCSE style exam paper covering all topics in Y8

 9

Autumn

 Weimar Germany

 Mini GCSE exam

 

Spring

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Mini GCSE exam

 

Summer

Crime and Punishment

Exam Paper – full section of exam paper on Weimar and Nazi Germany

Mini GCSE exam on Crime and Punishment

 10

Autumn

Crime and Punishment / White Chapel

Mini GCSE exam

GCSE exam on Weimar Germany and Crime and Punishment

 

Spring

The American West

Mini GCSE exam

 

Summer

The American West

Exam paper – full section of exam paper on Elizabeth

 11

Autumn

 Elizabeth I

 Mock Exams

 

Spring

REVISION

Mock Exams

GCSE COURSE INFORMATION

Qualification & Board

GCSE History - Edexcel 

Course Content (for A level, how this follows on from GCSE)

Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment

Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city.

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study

Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88.

And

The American West, c1835–c1895

Paper 3: Modern depth study

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

Potential Career paths

Secondary school teacher, Heritage manager, Museum education officer,  Archaeologist, Archivist, Broadcast journalist, Solicitor, Civil Service

Assessments (inc. field work / assessed practicals)

Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment

  • Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • 30%* of the qualification
  • 52 marks (16 for the historic environment, 36 for the thematic study)

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study

  • Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • 40%* of the qualification
  • 64 marks (32 for the period study and 32 for the British depth study)

Paper 3: Modern depth study

Written examination: 1 hour and 20 minutes

30% of the qualification

52 marks

Throughout teaching of GCSE;

  • Regular exam questions to be completed throughout the course (in class and homework).
  • End of topic exams (section of paper) completed at end of each topic.
  • Regular mini assessments practicing all exam question types for section of GCSE paper.

Core or Option

  OPTION

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent

 1 GCSE