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History Core Knowledge

History department - wider reading list

Year 7 Eagles homework booklet

Year 7 homework booklet

Year 8 Eagles homework booklet

Year 8 homework booklet

Year 9 homework booklet

Substantive concepts in history

GCSE Anglo Saxon & Norman England CK test

GCSE Cold War CK test answers

GCSE Hist Env WW1 trenches CK test answers

GCSE Medicine through time CK test answers

GCSE Weimar/Nazi Germany CK test answers

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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.