The aim of the History GCSE is to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives, as well as its objectives:
- to develop the young person as an individual;
- to develop the young person as a contributor to society; and
- to develop the young person as a contributor to the economy and environment
Unit 1: Section A: Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945
External written examination – 1 hour 45 minutes
Unit 1: Section B: Changing Relations: Northern Ireland and its Neighbours,
60% of overall grade
There are two sections within the examination paper.
Students answer five questions. The paper includes short response questions, structured
questions and an essay question.
Students answer six questions. The paper includes source-based questions, short response questions and an essay question.
Unit 2: Outline Study International Relations, 1945–2003
Unit 2: International Relations, 1945–2003
40% of the overall grade.
External written examination
1 hour 15 minutes
Students answer six questions. The paper includes source-based questions, a structured question and an essay question.
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR
A student who is highly motivated, enjoys extended writing, is curious and thinks outside the box.
CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
History enables students to develop a range of transferable enquiry based skills. There is a focus on evaluation and analysis of sources as well as content based learning. History is still deemed to be an academic subject. If you enjoy ongoing assessment History is not for you.
This subject lends itself to careers in all working environments from administration, hospitality and retail to teaching and the caring professions as well as opening doors to further study post-16.