History: GCSE

Qualification

GCSE History (Edexcel) 2017 Cohort

GCSE History (Edexcel) 2018/2019 Cohorts

Introduction:

Students follow the Edexcel History B (Schools History Project) which looks at a range of key historical themes such as Crime and Punishment from Roman Britain to the present day Britain. Students will examine different time periods and contexts, focusing on different views of history, how sources become historical evidence, how a real historian researches and how the past affects us today.

Areas of study will include:

YEAR 9 and Year 10

In Year 9 and Year 10 students will follow Edexcel (9-1) GCSE History.

This is examined with 3 exam papers at the end of Year 11.

history1

history2Current YEAR 11

Revision of all three taught units for the summer exams.
Assessment:

Controlled Assessment:

In addition to the taught modules, year 11 also complete a Controlled Assessment. This is an opportunity to research an historical issue in depth and give your opinion on it, using historical evidence to back up your ideas and opinions. The topic is the Vietnam War and its effects on the Vietnamese people and the US.

HOW WILL I BE EXAMINED?

  • Unit 1: Crime and Punishment (25% of final mark)
  • Unit 2: American West (25% of final mark)
  • Unit 3: Britain at War (25% of final mark)
  • Controlled Assessment: Historical Enquiry into a 20th Century World Topic (25% of final mark)

 

Personal Attributes Required:

In order to do well in History, you need to be keen to develop skills in the following areas:

  • Communication skills
  • Explaining your opinions
  • Using evidence to support your ideas
  • Describing key events
  • Examining other views
  • Understanding the world around you

 

Future Career Plans:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Museum Work
  • Archaeology
  • Law

Homework Expectations:

There is an expectation that students will complete a range of written and research tasks throughout the course. This on average will take place every week.

 

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