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History

 

SUBJECT AIM

IGCSE History is a 2-year course that offers pupils the opportunity to study world history from the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Learners will explore history from a diversity of perspectives, including social, economic, cultural and political. IGCSE History encourages learners to raise questions and to develop and deploy historical skills, knowledge and understanding in order to provide historical explanations. Studying History at IGCSE will develop pupils’ interest in and enthusiasm for learning about and understanding the past.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Pupils will be given the opportunity to explore historical concepts such as cause and consequence, change and continuity, and similarity and difference. This will focus around the following areas.

The 20th century: International Relations since 1919

Vietnam, Cold War, Causes of WWII, Peace after WWI, Cuban missile crisis, Interwar period politics, The Gulf 1970 to 2000

Students will also investigate a depth study on Germany 1918 to 1945

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

Paper 1

Paper 2

Coursework

Candidates answer two questions from Section A (Core Content) and one question from Section B (Depth Study). All questions are in the form of structured essays, split into three parts: (a), (b) and (c).

2 hours

60 marks

(40%)

Candidates answer six questions on one prescribed topic taken from the Core Content. There is a range of source material relating to each topic.

2 hours

60 marks

(33%)

Candidates answer one question on a Depth Study.

1 hour

40 marks

(27%)

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

  • A wide variety of potential careers including (but not limited to): Archaeology, Politics, Teaching, Law, Curating/museum/gallery work, Research, Journalism/media work, Heritage industry/tourism, International development organisations/charities
  • A deeper and better understanding of where we have come from and where we are heading. A desire to help look after our planet for the benefit or future generations

Year 10

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

Were the peace treaties of 1919–23 fair?

Unit Test

All lesson resources are on subject TEAMS

Please check the ‘Humanities in the News and on the Web” TEAMS for extension reading

Half Term 2

Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?

Unit Test

All lesson resources are on subject TEAMS

Please check the ‘Humanities in the News and on the Web” TEAMS for extension reading

Half Term 3

Who was to blame for the Cold War?

Unit Test

 

Half Term 4

How effectively did the United States contain the spread of Communism?

Unit Test

 

Half Term 5

 

End of Year Examination

 

Half Term 6

How secure was the USSR’s control over Eastern Europe, 1948–c.1989?

Unit Test

Past Exam papers

Year 11

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

Why did events in the Gulf matter, c.1970–2000?

Unit Test

Completion of First draft of the Coursework

All lesson resources are on subject TEAMS

Please check the ‘Humanities in the News and on the Web” TEAMS for extension reading

Half Term 2

Depth Study: Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

Completion of Coursework Final Draft

 

Half Term 3

Depth Study: Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?

Unit Test

 

 

Half Term 4

Depth Study: The Nazi regime

Mock Examinations

Past Exam papers & Teams resources

Half Term 5

Paper 2 Skills and Revision

Unit Test

 

Past Exam papers

Half Term 6

FINAL IGCSE EXAMS