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History GCSE is a good academic subject to have as part of a range of qualifications because it is universally recognised and accepted for a wide range of jobs or further education courses. This is because History teaches core skills such as interpretation, analysis, and evaluation as well as an understanding of the past, which of course, shapes our future.

Ms O'Sullivan, Lead Learner of History

Year 7 Subject Information

Year 7 Subject Information

  • Term 1 - Romans – study on a significant society
  • Term 2 - Development of church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509
  • Term 3 - Development of church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509
  • Term 4 - Development of church, state and society in Early Modern Britain 1509-1745
  • Term 5 - Development of church, state and society in Early Modern Britain 1509-1745
  • Term 6 - Development of church, state and society in Early Modern Britain 1509-1745

Year 8 Subject Information

Year 8 Subject information

  • Term 1 - Development of church, state and society in Early Modern Britain 1509-1745 (Tudors)
  • Term 2 - Development of church, state and society in Early Modern Britain 1509-1745 (Stuarts)
  • Term 3 - Development of church, state and society in Early Modern Britain 1509-1745 (Georgians)
  • Term 4 - Ideas, political power, industry and empire, 1745-1901
  • Term 5 - Ideas, political power, industry and empire, 1745-1901
  • Term 6 - Ideas, political power, industry and empire, 1745-1901

Year 9 Subject Information

Year 9 Subject information

  • Term 1 - Challenges for Britain. Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day (Edwardian Society)
  • Term 2 - Challenges for Britain. Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day (World War One)
  • Term 3 - Challenges for Britain. Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day (1920s America)
  • Term 4 - Challenges for Britain. Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day (Democracy and Dictatorship)
  • Term 5 - Challenges for Britain. Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day (World War Two)
  • Term 6 - Challenges for Britain. Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day (Cold War)

Year 10 and Year 11 Subject Information

Course Content

History pupils at St George’s study the AQA course

The first paper will cover the following topics:

Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship
  • Germany and the growth of democracy
  • Germany and the Depression
  • The experiences of Germans under the Nazis
Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972
  • The origins of the Cold War
  • The development of the Cold War
  • Transformation of the Cold War

The second paper will cover the following topics:

Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day
  • Medicine stands still
  • The beginnings of change
  • A revolution in medicine
  • Modern medicine
Elizabethan England, c1568–1603
  • Elizabeth’s court and parliament
  • Life in Elizabethan times
  • Troubles at home and abroad
  • The historic environment of Elizabethan England 

How the course is assessed

Pupils study four topics, which are assessed in two 1 hour 45 minute exams at the end of year 11.

Where Next?

Pupils who study GCSE History often choose to continue to study it at A Level, or use it as a stepping-stone to other similar subjects like Government and Politics or Law.

Job Opportunities

Studying History can lead to a whole host of exciting career options, including Journalism, Law, Business, Politics, Archaeology, Marketing, Teaching, Banking and Acting.

GCSE History - Course Information

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