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Exam Board: OCR History B (until 2021)
Students study five different topics which are worth 20% each of the overall course. These topics are ‘The People’s Health 1250 to Present’, ‘The Norman Conquest 1065-87’, ‘The Making of America 1789-1900’ and ‘Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-45’. The final topic is a study of a local historic site where students will visit Dover Castle as part of their ‘History Around Us’ topic.
Assessment: 100% examination
Exam Board: Edexcel (Starting September 2019)
Pupils study the GCSE course from Year 9 with all examinations taking place at the end of Year 11. Our British Thematic Study with Historic Environment is Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1000 to present. This has a 30% weighting. Our British Depth Study is Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88 with Superpower relations and the Cold War,1941–91 as our period study. This holds a 40% weighting. Our Modern Depth Study is Nazi Germany, 1918–1939 with a 30% weighting.
Assessment: 100% examination
Exam Board: AQA
The department offers A Level history over a two year course. The topics studied are English Revolution 1625-1660, The Age of the Crusades 1071-1204 and a personal study (Historical Investigation) based on a topic of the student’s choice. Pupils complete an historical investigation (3000-3500 word essay), which is worth 20% of the final award.
Assessment: 80% examination, 20% coursework.
Term 1: The skills needed to be an historian with Ancient Civilisations
Term 2: Anglo Saxons and The Norman Conquest
Term 3: Religious and monarchical power in Medieval England
Term 4: Life in Medieval England
Term 5: The Tudors
Term 6: The Stuarts
Term 1: Industry and Empire
Term 2: Crime and Punishment through the Ages
Term 3: World War One
Term 4: Weimar and Nazi Germany
Term 5: World War Two
Term 6:Changing Warfare; Medieval to Present Day
Term 1: Overview of Cold War crises
Term 2: Industrial England and Jack the Ripper
Term 3: Paper 1 Crime and punishment in medieval and early modern England
Term 4: Paper 1: Crime and punishment in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain
Term 5: Paper 1Crime and punishment in modern Britain
Term 6: Paper 1 Whitechapel case study
Term 1: Paper 2 Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88
Term 2: Paper 2 Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88
Term 3: Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
Term 4: Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
Term 5: Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
Term 6: Revision carousel workshops and exam technique
Term 1: Paper 2 Superpower relations and the Cold War,1941–91
Term 2: Paper 2 Superpower relations and the Cold War,1941–91
Term 3: Paper 1 Revision
Term 4: Paper 2 Revision
Term 5: Paper 3 Revision
Term 6: GCSE examinations
Module 1A – The Crusades.
Candidates will study the first, second, third and fourth Crusades focusing on their causes, the events of each Crusades and the outcomes of each Crusade.
Module 2E – English Revolution 1625-1660.
Candidates will study England during the time of Civil War. From the legacy to James I to Oliver Cromwell’s rule.
Module 3 – Historical Investigation (personal study)
The study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years and associated interpretations.
The Crusades by J. Phillips.
My Revision Notes: OCR GCSE (9-1) History B: Schools History Project
Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Revision Guide for each topic