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History
 
 

 

Staff

Mrs K Lewis - Learning and Teaching team leader
Mr N Hunt

 

 

Miss J Hancock

 
 


Key Dates:

Year 9

Battlefields Trip - October each year

 


Year 11

Controlled Assessment - Term 1 and 2

Berlin Trip - April each year

 
 

History at Key Stage 3:

All pupils study History at St Bede’s during years 7-9.The topics studied are largely chronological from the Norman Conquest to the Twentieth Century World. In depth investigations relate to the Native American; The Trans-Atlantic Slave; Trade; The First World War and the Holocaust. Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding, whilst developing analytical skills and the ability to interpret and evaluate a variety of sources.


History at Key Stage 4:

Students may opt to take History for GCSE in years 10 and 11.

Exam board course details: OCR Modern World B

International Relations with the USA 1919-19419 (Paper 1) A 013

Britain 1939-1975(Paper 2) A022

Assessment at GCSE:

Controlled Assessment in year 11=25%  A013

Paper 1=2 hours=45%

Paper 2=1hour 30 minutes=30%


History  at Key Stage 5:

Component 1 British History (Breadth Study) - The Tudors

This part of the AS course will be assessed in a 1hour 30 minute examination and is worth 50% of the AS examination. The focus of this exam is the Tudors 1485-1547.

However, the A Level exam covers the whole Tudor period from 1485-1603 and will be assessed in a 2 hour 30 minute examination. (This is worth 40% of the A level).

Students will be expected to study and respond to the different interpretations of historians on the Tudor period.

Component 2 (Depth Study) - Democracy and Nazism 1918-1945

This part of the AS course will be assessed in a 1 hour 30 minute examination and is worth 50% of the AS examination. The focus of this exam is Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1933.

However, the A Level exam covers the whole of the topic Democracy and Nazism 1918-1945 and will be assessed in a 2 hour 30 minute examination. (This is worth 40% of the A level).

Students will be expected to study and respond to primary sources or sources contemporary to the period.

Component 3: Historical Investigation

This consists of students studying an overview of the USA Civil Rights Movement and then focusing on a particular area for their independent research, before they write a 3,500 word essay.

This is worth 20% of the A Level.

 

 

Useful Links

GCSE Revision 1
GCSE Revision 2



AS and A2 Revision 1
AS and A2 Revision 2