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History

Level

GCSE

Exam Board

Edexcel

Website

www.edexcel.com 

Why we study History 

Students will develop an understanding of the major themes and turning points over the past 2000 years of British History and be able to explain how countries dramatically change in a short period of time. In doing so, students will develop their essay writing skills and an understanding of how to critique a wide range of sources. 

What we study in History

Medicine in Britain, c1250 - present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches
Students will look and change and continuity across a long sweep of history. Investigation of people, events and developments will show wider changes in society over the years.

Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
Elizabeth I is one of England's greatest monarchs – perhaps the greatest. Her forces defeated the Spanish Armada and saved England from invasion, she reinstated Protestantism and forged an England that was a strong and
independent nation.  

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39
The failure of democracy in Germany after the First World War and the rise of the Nazi Party is one of the defining periods in modern history.  The German people voted Hitler into power, after he had attempted a violent uprising. 

The Cold War and Superpower relations 1941-1991
In the aftermath of the Second World War a power vacuum emerged with the Soviet Union and USA competing to become the dominant superpower.  Nuclear weapons, proxy wars, espionage and sporting events were their chosen arenas for this conflict to evolve. Study key events such as the Berlin Blockade and Airlift,  The building of the Berlin Wall and how the world nearly came to an end in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Exams
Students will sit three exams with most questions in the form of extended writing

 

 

 

 

 

Post-16 Choices
The GCSE History course feeds into AS and A2 History, where students go on to explore, in more depth, themes in 20th century British, European and World History.

  

 

  

Staff Contact
Mr A Harney – adam.harney@oxted.thpt.org.uk