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History at Cheney School

Course description

The course builds on the broad GCSE by specialising in particular turning points in British, European and World History. It focuses not merely on dramatic political events, but on the arts, culture and human achievement more widely.

Course Structure


Unit 1 Elizabeth I 50% 1 hour 30 min exam

Unit 2 The Italian Renaissance 1420-1550 50% 1 hour 30 min exam


Unit 3 Changing Views of the Crusades 60% 3 hour Controlled Assessment

Unit 4 Personal Study on any topic 40% Coursework.

Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE History. B grade in English/English Language if History GCSE not taken.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years