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History GCSE at Queensbury School

Course description

The GCSE History course gives you the opportunity to learn about and understand our past, to investigate historical events, people and issues. You will use historical sources to help you examine important issues such as ‘Why did so many people support Adolf Hitler?’ Also by learning how countries dealt with each other in the past, your understanding of international affairs in the news at present will be clearer.

Course content

What you will do The GCSE syllabus in History follows a course in Twentieth Century History. The main aim of the course is to examine International Relations, 1919 - 1989. Not only will the course help to develop the necessary knowledge and skills in History but will also help to provide a foundation in understanding national and international current affairs. Some of the key questions to be answered include: 1. Were the Peace Treaties of 1919-23 fair?2. Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?3. Who was to blame for the Cold War?4. Why did the USA want to stop the spread of Communism?5. Why did the USA lose the Vietnam War? You will study three Depth Studies. Two will be for coursework and one for the final exam. These will be : A. Germany, 1918 - 1945B. Russia, 1905 - 1941C. The USA, 1919 - 1941


How you will be marked There will be two final exam papers containing 75% of the total mark and two assignments will be completed during the course containing 25% of the total mark. What to do if you are interestedIf you have an interest in History and wish to develop your knowledge and skills in this subject, please see Mrs Turner, Mrs Goodall or Miss Cleary for further details.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years