Key Stage 4

History GCSE (9-1) – Edexcel (QAN code 60190924)

GCSE History builds on the knowledge and skills students have gained in Year 7 and Year 8, as well as opening new periods of history for them to study.

History GCSE is made up of 3 externally examined papers:

Paper I – Thematic study and historic environment (30%) Medicine in Britain c1250—present and The British sector of the Western Front. 1914-1918, injuries, treatment and the trenches

Paper 2 – Period Study and British depth study (40%) Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88 and
The American West c1835 –1895

Paper 3 – Modern Depth study (30%) Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918 –1939

Progression Routes

History is an impressive academic subject valued by all branches of higher education and employers. The study of History provides students with a capacity for analysis, an ability to communicate and an understanding of the decision making process. These skills are highly sought after by employers and will benefit students in their working and social life. The skills acquired from the study of History will benefit those seeking a career in law, civil service, commerce, business, media and many others.

Further reading and information on the curriculum content studied can be found at:
History GCSE (9-1) – Edexcel

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