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Brampton Manor Academy

Brampton Manor Academy

Success through effort and determination
Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE

History

Examination Board: EDEXCEL

What is the aim of the course?

This course aims to:

  • actively engage students in the process of historical enquiry to develop them as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • develop students’ knowledge and coherent understanding of selected periods, societies and aspects of history 
  • develop students’ awareness of how the past has been represented, interpreted and accorded significance for different reasons and purposes 
  • develop students’ abilities to ask relevant questions about the past and to investigate them critically using a range of sources in their historical context 
  • enable students to organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in creative and different ways and reach substantiated judgements 
  • recognise that students’ historical knowledge, understanding and skills help them understand the present and provide them with a basis for their role as responsible citizens, as well as allowing further study of history.

What will you study in this subject?

The course is divided into four units.

Unit 1: Development Study - students will study:

  • 1B: Crime and punishment

It is assessed by a 1 ¼ hours examination and accounts for 25% of the grade.

Unit 2: Depth Study - students will study:

  • 2C: Life in Germany c1919–c1945.

It is assessed by a 1 ¼ hours examination and accounts for 25% of the grade.

Unit 3: Source Enquiry - students will study:

  • 3B: Protest, law and order in the twentieth century

It is assessed by a 1 ¼ hours examination and accounts for 25% of the grade.

Unit 4: Representations of History - this unit is completed under controlled conditions and internally assessed but eternally moderated.

It accounts for 25% of the GCSE grade

What qualification will I get?

  • GCSE History

 

For additional information, please contact: Ms Z. Hassan