History

Years 7-9

There will be lots of reading, writing, role–play, debates, discussions and opportunities to do independent research using a range of ICT and other visual material. You will also develop a range of skills which will enable you to understand sources and write essays. The skills developed during KS3 will prepare you well should you choose to study history at GCSE from year 10.

Assessment

You will have regular unit assessments in class, usually one per unit. These will be formatively assessed by your teacher and your mark will be used to track your progress. You will also be set regular homework tasks. These could be extended pieces of writing, research tasks, producing presentations or revision for tests in class.

Topics covered

  • Historical Skills
  • The Norman Conquest
  • The Church in Medieval Times
  • King John and the Magna Carta
  • The Black Death
  • The Crusades
  • Religious Change during the Tudor Period
  • Political Change and the English Civil War
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Slavery
  • The British Empire
  • Crime and Punishment

Years 10 and 11

At GCSE, there will be lots of reading, writing, role–play, debates, discussions and opportunities to do independent research using a range of ICT and other visual material. You will also develop a range of skills which will enable you to understand sources and write essays.

Specification Content

Paper 1: Thematic study and Historic Environment: You will study Medicine in Britain, c1250–present. You will also study the British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches. This is worth 30% of the final qualification and is assessed by a 1 hour 15 minute examination.

Paper 2: Period Study and British Depth Study: You will study a British Depth Study option on Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88, AND a Period Study option on The American West c1835–c1895. This is worth 40% of the final qualification and is assessed as a 1 hour 45 minute examination.

Paper 3: Modern Depth Study: You will study Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918–39. This is worth 30% of the final qualification and is assessed by a 1 hour 20 minute examination.

Awarding Body

Edexcel https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html

Assessment

100% end of course written assessment. Everyone takes the same papers and has the opportunity to get any grade 9-1.

Recommended revision guides / course resources

  • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History The American West Revision Guide and Workbook
  • Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History The American West, c1835–c1895 Student Book
  • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Medicine in Britain Revision Guide and Workbook
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Medicine through time – c1250-present
  • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Weimar and Nazi Germany Revision Guide and Workbook
  • Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–1939 Student Book
  • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England Revision Guide and Workbook
  • Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–1088 Student Book

Walton History YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1a_IRiwXwKVmRRq8vQVyLQ

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