History

Key Stage 4 Year 10

History is an important and very useful subject to study at GCSE. It helps you develop very important skills such as how to organise information and analyse data. The subject promotes excellent communication and writing skills as well as encouraging you.to question how reliable information is.

 

The GCSE History course focuses on themes and developments in Welsh / English and world history. In Year 10 all pupils sit an external WJEC examination and a controlled assessment, both of which are worth 25% of the final GCSE examination grade. In Year 10 the following topics are studied:

 

Unit 1: A study in depth (25%)

There is an examination paper of 1 hour and 15 minutes duration.

 

Students study westward migration: the American West 1840-95. Aspects of this course include the way of life of the North American Indians, homesteaders, cattlemen and cowboys and the Indian wars.

 

Unit 4: An investigation into an historical issue (internally assessed, 25%)

 

This will be an assignment undertaken in class in two parts based on world history. It will be prepared in class and written under controlled conditions.

 

Examination Board : WJEC.

 

History is an important and very useful subject to study at GCSE. It helps you develop very important skills such as how to organise information and analyse data. The subject promotes excellent communication and writing skills as well as encouraging you.to question how reliable information is.
 

 

Key Stage 4 Year 11

The GCSE History course focuses on themes and developments in Welsh / English and world history. In Year 11 all pupils sit two external WJEC examination and one controlled assessment task. In Year 11 the following topics are studied:

 

Unit 2: A thematic study (25%)

There is an examination paper of 1 hour and 15 minutes duration.

 

Students study the changing role of women in Wales and England, 1900 to the present day. Aspects of this unit include the traditional role of women, the impact of the Second World War and the impact of government legislation.

 

Unit 3: A development study (25%)

There is an examination paper of 1 hour and 15 minutes duration.

 

This unit focuses on changes in health and medicine, 1345 to the present day. Aspects of the course include the impact of the Renaissance, the germ theory, developments in genetics, antiseptics and antibiotics. Students also study developments in surgery and public health in Britain.
 

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