We will study how religion became a destabilising force during Tudor rule. How London was affected by the Second World War. You will complete a depth study, looking at how close the world came to a nuclear war during the Cold War. We will also study Nazi Germany in great depth. We will discover how Hitler established a dictatorship in Germany, and what life was like for different sections of society under Hitler’s regime.
With 3 exam papers, there are more opportunities for students to show what they can do.
There is a maximum of two topics covered in every paper, so students do not need to switch between topics too often in an exam.
The assessment objectives are balanced across the papers so students can focus on particular skills in the exam.
The exam papers are shorter, so students are less likely to be affected by exam fatigue.
What units will be taught?
Paper 1 – British Thematic Study with Historic Environment
Paper 2 – Period Study and British Depth Study
Paper 3 – Modern Depth Study
AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied.
AO2: Explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts
AO3: Analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.AO4: Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations).
3 written examinations at the end of the course
3 exams at the end of the GCSE course.
British Thematic Study with Historic Environment
1hr 15 mins Weighting 30%
Section A Historic Environment
Section B Thematic Study
1hr 45 mins Weighting 40%
Section A Period Study
Section B British Depth Study
Paper 3 Modern Depth Study
1hr 20 mins Weighting 30%