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History Core Knowledge

History department - wider reading list Oct 2020

Year 7 homework booklet Oct 2020

Year 8 homework booklet Oct 2020

Year 9 homework booklet Oct 2020

Substantive concepts in history Sept 2018

GCSE Anglo Saxon & Norman England CK test Jan 2019

GCSE Cold War CK test answers Jan 2019

GCSE Hist Env WW1 trenches CK test answers Jan 2019

GCSE Medicine through time CK test answers Jan 2019

GCSE Weimar/Nazi Germany CK test answers Jan 2019

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Year 7 and 8

Students follow the national curriculum and study a variety of topics covering the time period from 1066 to 1945.

Year 9

Students will complete a foundation year in year 9.  During this year they will cover the key topics to support a transition into their GCSE studies.

Key Stage 4

The history course offered at GCSE is Edexcel history.

Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment (30%)

  • Medicine in Britain, c1250–present
  • The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study (40%)

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

Paper 3: Modern depth study (30%)

  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39.