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Welcome to the History Department

GCSE History

Aims

The aim of GCSE History is to investigate events and key personalities from 20th Century World History. Pupils will have the opportunity to study sources and see how events can be interpreted or viewed in a variety of ways.

 

Year 11 Written Paper 1 50%

Russia 1916- 24

Northern Ireland 1965-85

Written paper

 

Year 12 Written Paper 25%

The Cold War 1945–1991

 

Controlled Assessment   25%

One piece of Historical Inquiry studied and written up under controlled conditions in school during Year 12.

Civil Rights in the USA

 

Career benefits of studying History

History is a highly respected subject amongst both employers and third level education because it provides many transferable skills. Studying History at GCSE could be a first step in a career in law, teaching, journalism, civil service, TV researcher to name but a few…