100% Written Examination
Paper 1: Thematic Study and historic environment (30% of GCSE)
Paper 2: Period Study and British Depth Study (40% of GCSE)
Paper 3: Modern Depth Study (30% of GCSE)
What We Study
The new GCSE History course involves the study of world history ranging from the 13th century to the present day. It covers such topics as:
- Medicine through time (c1250 to the present day)
- The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-1918: Injuries, treatment and the trenches
- Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
- Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91
An in depth study paper is also undertaken of Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939, this includes work on the impact of the first world war, the creation and development of the Nazi Party and changes in German society during the period.
History is increasingly skills rather than content based. It includes an understanding of the political and economic developments that have shaped modern life.
Coursework no longer features as a component of the History GCSE. Pupils are instead required to sit three separate examination papers equating to 100% of their overall grade.
Acting Course Leader: Shane Nicholls (email@example.com)