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History

History is a very popular subject within the school with a high uptake at GCSE, AS and A level. Boys from Years 7 to 13 enjoy their history lessons and find the topics covered very interesting.

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History is an option for students in year 10 - details of this course can found below

 Course assessment: All 4 units are assessed in 2 exams taken at the end of year 11. Units 1 and 2 make up paper 1 and are studied in year 11. Units 3 and 4 make up paper 2 and are studied in year 10. Both exams are worth 50% of the final grade and both are 90 minutes in length. There is no controlled assessment.
 Career possibilities: The skills learned in GCSE History are recognised and valued by employers, colleges and universities. History provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers including journalism, law and business. History is also one of the English Baccalaureate (Ebac) subjects and consequently is becoming increasingly sought after by employers and higher education institutes.
 Course overview:

Paper 1 :

Unit 1 – Development of dictatorship: Germany, 1918-45

Unit 2 – A world divided: Superpower relations, 1945-62

Paper 2:

Unit 3 – The origins and course of the First World War 1905-18

Unit 4 – Conflict, crisis and change: The Middle East, 1919-95

Click here for more information on the content of each unit.
 Exam board specification: Click here to look at the IGCSE History exam specification
 Exemplar material:

Click here to look at an example Paper 1 exam

Click here to look at an example Paper 2 exam

 

History is an option for students in the sixth form - details of this course can found below

 

 Entry Requirements:

This course will appeal to students who have an interest in the way that the world has developed through the ages; who enjoy investigation and discovery; who enjoy debate and like putting forward a well argued case; who want to improve their analytical skills; who want to study a subject which encourages them to consider evidence and make up their own minds. It is preferred that you have GCSE History at a B grade or better but every application will be considered individually.

 Course assessment: Units are examined by written paper, except for the coursework unit. For some units you will be provided with source documents. The coursework unit includes the examination of source material and the analysis of the process of change over a period of at least 100 years.
 Career possibilities: By the end of the course you will have learned how to evaluate and analyse information, how to weigh up evidence and how to communicate complex ideas effectively. These skills are recognised and valued by employers, universities and colleges. History combines well with maths and science subjects to create an attractive portfolio of qualifications enabling students to move on to a university science based course. It also provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers including journalism, law and business.
 Course overview:

Year 12

Unit 1:

Option E – The Expansion and challenge of Nationalism; E1 –

The Road to Unification; Italy c.1815-1870; E2 – The Unification of Germany c1848-1890

          

Unit 2:

Option C – Conflict and Change in 19th and 20th century Britain;

C2 – Britain, c.1869-1930; The changing position of women and the suffrage question

Year 13

Unit 3:

D1 – From Kaiser to Fuhrer; Germany, c1900-45.

 

Unit 4:

Coursework: CW38 – The making of modern Russia c1856-1964.

 Exam board specification: Click here for the GCE History specification
 Exemplar material: Click here to browse for relevant useful infromation for this course