Studying History gives students the opportunity to learn about extraordinary events and significant people. History students develop skills which can be applied to all sorts of situations:


  • They understand what makes people tick, what motivates them and what they think and feel;

  • They can gather different kinds of information and work out what it means;

  • They can communicate in lots of different ways;

Students study a variety of different periods of History during their time at North Leamington School:

In Key Stage 3 students will examine a variety of History topics, including:

  • The nature of life and warfare in Roman Britain.

  • The Norman Conquest and the Medieval World, including the Black Death, King John, Thomas Becket and Henry II and the War of the Roses.

  • Henry VIII and the English Reformation, Elizabeth I, the English Civil war and the Reformation, including the witch craze and the scientific revolution.

  • Social and political reform during the industrial revolution, including the workhouse, municipal reform and the position of women.

     


The GCSE History course focuses on Modern World History and follows the Edxecel board:


Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment:


    • Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

      Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes - 30% of the qualification

      Paper 2: Period study and British depth study


  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88 and

  • Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91

    Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes - 40% of the qualification

    Paper 3: Modern depth study


  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

    Written examination: 1 hour and 20 minutes – 30% of the qualification

     

    A level History follows the Edexcel Board, Route H Democracies in Change:

    There are 3 exams that you will sit at the end of Year 13:

    Paper 1 Britain transformed, 1918-97 (30%)2 hours 15 minutes and is marked out of 60.

    Section Acomprises a choice of two essay questions that assess understanding of the period in breadth and target content specified in the Themes.

    Section Bcomprises a choice of two essay questions that assess understanding of the period in breadth and target content specified in the Themes.

    Section Ccomprises one compulsory question that assesses the ability to analyse and evaluate interpretations and target content specified in Historical interpretations.

    Paper 2 USA, 1955-1992: conformity and challenge (20%) –1 hour 30 minutes and is marked out of 40.

    Section Acomprises a compulsory two-part question for the option studied that assesses the ability to analyse and evaluate source material that is primary and/or contemporary to the period.

    Section Bcomprises a choice of two essay questions that assess understanding of the period in depth.

    Paper 3 The British experience of warfare, 1790–1918 (30%) - 2 hours 15 minutes and is marked out of 60.

    Section Acomprises one compulsory question that assesses the ability to analyse and evaluate source material that is primary and/or contemporary to the period.

    Section Bcomprises a choice of two essay questions that assess understanding of the period in depth.

    Section Ccomprises a choice of two essay questions that assess understanding of the period in breadth. Questions will target change over periods of at least 100 years, focusing on:

    ● the process of change (factors bringing it about)

    ● the extent of change; or

    ● the impact of change; or

    ● patterns of change (turning points).

    COURSEWORK (20%) - The assignment is marked out of 40.

    Carry out an independently-researched enquiry analysing and evaluating historical interpretations The assignment is set internally on a question, problem or issue that has generated disagreement among historians. The topic will cover the causes of WWII.

     

 

 

 

 

  

 

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