History

COURSE TITLE
GCSE History
EXAM BOARD
Edexcel
COURSE CONTENT
Unit 1: Thematic study and historic environment

Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city. 

Unit 2: Period study and British depth study

British depth study: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88
Period study: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91

Unit 3: Modern depth study

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment:

  • 30% / 52 marks / 1hour 15 mins
  • Section A: Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city. (10%)
    • Describe two features of…4 marks
    • How useful are sources A and B for an enquiry into… 8 marks
    • How could you follow up source (A/B) to find out more about… 4 marks
  • Section B: Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present (20%)
    • Explain one which X was similar/different to Y… 4 marks
    • Explain why (200-year period) … 12 marks

Statement – how far do you agree/disagree…16 marks + 4SPAG

Paper 2: Period Study / British:

 

  • 40% / 64 marks / 1hour 45 mins

 

  • Section A: Superpower relations and the cold war 1941-1991 – 20%
    • Explain two consequences of… 8 marks
    • Write a narrative account analysing… 8 marks
    • Explain 2 of the importance of (from choice of 3) … 16 marks

 

 

 

  • Section B: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England c1060-1087 (Y11 2017/18 studying Elizabethan England) – 20%
    • Describe two features of… 4 marks
    • Explain why… 12 marks
    • Statement – how far do you agree/disagree…16 marks + 4SPAG
Paper 3: modern depth:

  • 30% / 52 marks / 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1939
    • Give two things you can infer from source A about… 4 marks
    • Explain why … 12 marks
    • How useful and sources B and C for an enquiry into… 8 marks
    • what is the main difference between the views… 4 marks
    • suggest one reason why interpretations one and two give different views about … 4 marks

how far do you agree with interpretation (1/2) about … 16 marks + 4 SPAG

RECOMMENDED READING / LINKS
  • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Crime and Punishment in Britain Revision Guide and Workbook: ISBN-10: 1292169702
  • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England Revision Guide and Workbook: ISBN-10: 1292169745
  • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Superpower relations and the Cold War Revision Guide and Workbook: ISBN-10: 1292169753
  • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Weimar and Nazi Germany Revision Guide and Workbook: ISBN-10: 1292169737
FUTURE PATHWAYS
A qualification in history provides students with a wide range of transferable skills, which are important in many career fields. Understanding and analysis of issues and events are of key importance to historians and can be applied in many other fields of work. Examples of some of the career paths include politician, journalist, barrister, lawyer, teacher/lecturer, archivist.