GCSE History will help you learn more about the history of Britain and of the wider world. It will help deepen your understanding of the people, periods and events studied and allow you to think critically, weigh up evidence and make informed decisions.
What Will You Do?
You will study history from three eras: Medieval (500-1750), Early Modern (1450-1750) and Modern (1700 to present day). In studying these different time periods in history, you will look at social, economic, political, religious, technological and military factors, as well as studying history on a local, British and European level.
Unit One– Crime and Punishment through Time, c1000-present (30%). In this unit, you will learn about how crime and punishment have developed, including the origins of the Police and forensics, as well as the changing attitudes towards crime within society.
Unit Two– Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588 and the Cold War (40%). In this unit, you will study England in the medieval time period and the relations between America and the USSR during the Cold War and their place in the world, as seen both domestically and internationally, and understand how both countries emerged as key powers.
Unit Three– Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939 (30%). In this unit, you will learn about Germany during the period between World War 1 and World War 2, to try to understand how Hitler came to power and how this resulted in the Second World War.
What Qualifications Can You Obtain?
There is a single tier of entry for this course which leads to a GCSE in History at grades 9-1.
How Will Your Work Be Assessed?
Examinations (3 papers) - 100% of qualification
For further information, please contact your History Teacher or Mrs Doyne-Ditmas, Subject Leader for History.