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History GCSE at Grange Technology College

Course description

What do holes in skulls, gladiators, chilli peppers, blood, guts and gore, and bombs from the First World War have in common? Who were the real cowboys and Indians?? GCSE history allows you to find out the answers to these fascinating questions and much more! It also develops key skills such as thinking critically, debating, and producing extended pieces of writing- all of which will help you in your other GCSE subjects. What are you waiting for? Pick history!

For further information contact Mr Mark Sprakes, Subject Leader.

Course content

You will study 3 units over two years.

  • Year 1 : In the development study you will examine how medicine and looking after the sick has developed and changed from prehistoric times to medicine as we know it today. You will then enjoy some 'hands on history' when you complete a piece of work based on examining a real historical source, a local cemetery (no ghosts, we promise!)
  • Year 2: In the depth study you will investigate the American West and discover why Americans and Indians came into conflict.

Entry requirements

Although there are no compulsory requirements to study history GCSE this course would suit those students who enjoy history as a subject. Strong reading and writing skills would also be an advantage. Above all history is for those students who want to enjoy their GCSE and work hard to achieve well.

Assessment

It's exciting, interesting and helps you all round- go for it, pick history!

Two examinations

Length:

  • Paper 1 - 2 hours, 45%
  • Paper 2 - 1 Hour, 30 mins, 30%
  • One piece of control assessment- Work on Undercliffe Cemetery, 25%

Future opportunities

Studying History develops many skills which will not only help you with your other GCSEs, but will also make you an attractive candidate if you apply for further education such as A-Levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grange Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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