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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’ unit.
Assessment: 100% examination
Exam Board: Edexcel (Starting September 2019)
Pupils study the GCSE course from Term 3 with all examinations taking place at the end of Year 11. Our British Thematic Study with Historic Environment unit 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 "Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39"with a 30% weighting.
Assessment: 100% examination
Term 1: What can we learn from classical civilisations?
Term 2: What was the impact of Norman rule on Anglo Saxon England?
Term 3: How did religion influence everyday life in Medieval England?
Term 4: How did attitudes towards those in power change in the Middle Ages?
Term 5: How did the Tudors shape England?
Term 6: How did religion continue to dominate life in early modern Britain?
Term 1: How has crime and punishment changed from c1000-1750?
Term 2: What was life like in the Industrial British Empire?
Term 3: What was the cause and impact of World War One?
Term 4: How and why did the economic boom lead to such a catastrophe in the USA and the Weimar Republic?
Term 5: What was life like in Nazi Germany?
Term 6: What was the significance of the Holocaust?
Term 1: How did the Treaty of Versailles lead to World War Two?
Term 2: What happened during and after World War Two?
Term 3: Paper 1 Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present and Whitechapel, c1870-c1900: crime, policing and the inner city. How did the church influence crime and punishment?
Term 4: What were the new definitions of crime in the 16th century?
Term 5: How did crime and punishment change in the 18th and 19th century?
Term 6: How ethical are punishments for crime in Britain? How was Whitechapel a black hole at the heart of the British Empire?
Term 1: Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39. Did Weimar government overcome its initial challenges?
Term 2: What led to the rise of fascism in Nazi Germany?
Term 3: How did Hitler create a totalitarian dictatorship?
Term 4: What was life like in Nazi Germany?
Term 5: Paper 2 Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91. What lead to the creation of frosty relationships between the super-powers?
Term 6: What were the main Cold War crisis from 1958-70? How did the demise of the Soviet Union end the Cold War?
Term 1: Paper 2 Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88. How did the succession crisis lead to the Norman invasion?
Term 2: How did William secure power from 1066-1087? How did Norman England change from 1066-1088?
Term 3: Paper 1 Revision - How has crime and punishment changed from c1000-present?
Term 4: Paper 2 Revision - Why did the Cold War never heat up? What was the impact of Norman rule on Anglo Saxon England?
Term 5: Paper 3 Revision - What led to the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler?
Term 6: GCSE examinations - During this time, teachers will create bespoke revision lessons to allow students to prepare successfully and confidently for examinations.
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