GCSE

History GCSE 2021 with links.mov

Content

Unit 1: Thematic Study &

Historic Environment

Medicine in Britain: This unit includes medieval to present day medical developments in beliefs about the cures of diseases; improvements in anatomical knowledge; factors that caused change; an exploration of surgery and the growth of public health.

British sector of the Western front: In this section we look at medical experiments on the Western front, conditions soldiers faced, as well the organisation of supporting medical forces.

Unit 2: Period & Depth Study

British America: In this unit students look at piracy, the slave trade, revolts in the colonies, cultural developments, the war of independence and the consequences of it.

Elizabethan England: Students will explore life in Elizabethan times; her Court and Parliament, the explorers, education and leisure, enemies abroad and at home

Unit 3: Modern Depth Study

Students explore the rise and fall of the Weimar Republic; the creation of a dictatorship under Hitler; what it was like to live in Nazi Germany.

Learning and Teaching

  • Students are actively encouraged to engage in a range of learning and teaching activities that will stimulate their thinking.

  • Learning is focused around getting students to analyse material, develop balanced arguments and form well-supported judgements.

Assessment


Unit 1: Exam lasts 1 hour 15 minutes and worth 30% marks. There are shorter and longer questions based on knowledge and source analysis

Unit 2: Exam lasts 1 hour 45 minutes and worth 40% marks. There are shorter and longer questions based on knowledge

Unit 3: Exam lasts 1 hour 20 minutes and worth 30% marks. There are shorter and longer questions based on knowledge, analysis of sources and evaluation of interpretations

Our History

Our Faculty is committed to exploring different perspectives from the past. In lessons we are dedicated in working towards expand the range of examples we give through our topics to ensure that students get a truly diverse curriculum all year round.