History

History

Course Information

We now follow the Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 course. The four components we study are as follows:

  • Crime and Punishment Through Time (c1000 to the present day); Whitechapel 1870-1900 (historic environment; Crime, Policing and the Inner City)
  • Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588
  • Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939

 

In Autumn of Year 9 we start with a Foundation course, where we explore a range of issues pertinent to understanding the context of the Germany course. We also work on the skills of GCSE answers and practise doing a few of these. We then start the Germany course in January of Year 9. This is the approximate timetable for the delivery of the GCSE course:

 

 

Year 9

Foundation course

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Crime and Punishment

 

Year 10

Crime and Punishment/Whitechapel

Superpower Relations and the Cold War

 

 

Year 11

 

Superpower Relations and the Cold War

Early Elizabethan England

Exam preparation

We aim to finish the whole soon after Christmas and the Mocks in Year 11, allowing us 4-5 months to drill students in exam technique.

 

Revision

The new GCSE from Summer 2018 is much more content-heavy than the previous GCSE. It is more important than ever, therefore, that students are regularly revising throughout the course. TO support these we are creating a range of revision booklets to which we can direct students via Portico. We will be regularly testing them on their knowledge and students who do not get 50% in any test will have to resit the test until they do achieve this minimum requirement. Parents will be kept fully informed if their child is not building the habit of good regular revision throughout the course.

 

Exams

There are three exam papers in Year 11. There is no longer a Controlled Assessment

Paper 1 – Crime and Punishment Through Time (c1000 to the present day); Whitechapel 1870-1900 (historic environment; Crime, Policing and the Inner City)

Paper 2 – Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588; Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991

Paper 3 – Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939


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