What is included in the course?

Students follow the Edexcel GCSE in History 9-1 which comprises three externally examined papers. In Year 9/10 students prepare for Paper One (Thematic Study and Historic Environment- Crime and Punishment through Time c 1000-present and Whitechapel 1870-1900) and Paper Two (British Depth Study – Early Elizabethan England
1558-1588 and Period Study-The American West 1835-1885). In Year 11 students prepare for Paper Three of the GCSE specification which involves a Modem Depth Study-Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39. We aim to finish the taught content of all three papers by February half term of Y11 to allow for intensive revision before the June examination series.

How will I be assessed?

  • Paper One – 30% of total GCSE
  • Paper Two – 40% of total GCSE
  • Paper Three – 30% of total GCSE

What grades are available?

This course is worth a full GCSE with a grade from 1-9. Grade 9 being the top grade.

Recommended reading?

The core textbooks we use for the course are available from www.hoddereducation.co.uk:

  • Crime and Punishment through Time
  • The American West
  • Early Elizabethan England
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany

Tips and advice?

Follow the exam board website.

Who should I contact for more information?

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