History

History ppt Curriculum Choices 2020

Please see below some information about the course covered during Key Stage 4. You will also find more information about the knowledge and skills covered booklet in a hyperlink below.  During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks’ to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go ‘beyond the expected standards ‘and providing additional challenge.

Minimum Expected Standards History Year 9 Sep 18

Minimum Expected Standards History Year 10 Sep 18

Minimum Expected Standards History Year 11 Sep 18

Edexcel History (1-9) GCSE

The GCSE history course aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of history. Students will cover Medieval to Modern History, and consider countries such as Britain, America, Germany, the USSR and China.

It is important to remember that History is not just about facts and dates. It is a subject for anyone who wants to understand why humans have behaved the way they did in the past. This is a subject for anyone interested in the events that have shaped the world we live in today and a subject for anyone interested in solving puzzles, developing arguments and taking part in debates.   Studying History will develop your ability to think clearly and logically, research, analyse, hypothesis, argue and criticise. This is also a subject which also allows you to develop your writing skills which will complement many other subjects in the curriculum. This GCSE is also seen as the ideal preparation for A-level and if you are considering choosing History at A-level we would strongly recommend that you study this course.

All the skills mentioned above are vitally important in all professions and this is why employers rate a GCSE in History highly. As well as the more obvious professions such as law, museum work, teaching, archaeology, many other jobs in journalism, civil service, finance, management and public relations actively look for people with history qualifications.

How will I be assessed: The GCSE is assessed by 3 exam papers, sat at the end of Year 11.

  • Paper 1 is worth 30% of the overall grade, and is a 75minute exam. It assesses the Medicine in Britain topic.
  • Paper 2 is worth 40% of the overall grade, and is a 105minute exam. It assesses the Anglo-Saxon and Norman England and Cold War topics
  • Paper 3 is worth 30% of the overall grade, and is an 80minute exam. It assesses the Weimar and Nazi Germany topic.

 

Paper 1

Topic 11: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches. (studied during half terms 1,2,3 and 4 of year 9)

  • c1250-c1500: Medicine in medieval England
    • Ideas about the causes of disease and illness
    • Approaches to prevention and treatment
    • Case study – The Black Death
  • c1500-c1700: The medical Renaissance in England
    • Ideas about the causes of disease and illness
    • Approaches to prevention and treatment
    • Case studies – William Harvey; The Great Plague
  • c1700-c1900: Medicine in 18th and 19th century Britain
    • Ideas about the causes of disease and illness
    • Approaches to prevention and treatment
    • Case studies – Jenner; The fight against Cholera
  • c1900-present: Medicine in modern Britain
    • Ideas about the causes of disease and illness
    • Approaches to prevention and treatment
    • Case studies – Penicillin; the fight against Lung cancer
  • The British sector on the Western Front, 1914-1918
    • The context of the British sector on the Western Front
    • Conditions requiring medical treatment on the Western Front
    • The Work of the RAMC and FANY
    • The significance of the Western Front for experiments in surgery

Paper 2

Topic B1: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88 (studied during half terms 5 and 6 of year 9, and half term 1 of year 10)

  • Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, 1060-66
    • Anglo-Saxon Society
    • The last years of Edward the Confessor and the succession crisis
    • The rival claimants for the throne
    • The Norman invasion
  • William I in power: securing the kingdom, 1066-87
    • Establishing control
    • The causes and outcomes of Anglo-Saxon resistance, 1069-71
    • The legacy of resistance to 1087
    • Revolt of the Earls, 1075
  • Norman England, 1066-88
    • The Feudal System and the Church
    • Norman Government
    • The Norman aristocracy
    • William I and his sons

Topic P4: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 (studied during half term 6 of year 10, and half terms 1 and 2 of year 11)

  • The origins of the Cold War, 1941-58
    • Early tension between East and West
    • The development of the Cold War
    • The Cold War intensifies
  • Cold War Crises, 1958-70
    • Increased tension between East and West
    • Cold War crises
    • Reaction to crisis
  • The End of the Cold War, 1970-91
    • Attempts to reduce tension between East and West
    • Flashpoints
    • The collapse of Soviet control of Eastern Europe

Paper 3

Topic 31: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939 (studied during half terms 2,3,4 and 5 of year 10)

  • The Weimar Republic, 1918-29
    • The origins of the Republic, 1918-19
    • The early challenges to the Weimar Republic, 1919-23
    • The recovery of the Republic, 1924-29
    • Changes in society, 1924-29
  • Hitler’s rise to power, 1919-33
    • Early development of the Nazi party, 1920-22
    • The Munich Putsch and the lean years, 1923-29
    • The growth in support for the Nazis, 1929-32
    • How Hitler became chancellor, 1932-33
  • Nazi control and dictatorship, 1933-29
    • The creation of a dictatorship, 1933-34
    • The police state
    • Controlling and influencing attitudes
    • Opposition, resistance and conformity
  • Life in Nazi Germany
    • Nazi policies towards women
    • Nazi policies towards the young
    • Employment and living standards
    • The persecution of minorities

 

A comprehensive overview of the course curriculum can be accessed here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/History/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/GCSE_History_(9-1)_Specification_Issue_2.pdf