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History B at Huddersfield Grammar School

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  The Aim of GCSE History - We aim to foster in students an interest in the past, so that they can understand how this country and the world in general has evolved into its present state.History is all about asking questions and attempting to ascertain the truth. We would like to encourage students to ask questions and to be cautious about accepting all they read and hear at face value. It is important in history to be able to argue a point of view both verbally and in writing.Through the study of history, we would like to equip students with the necessary skills to be able to put forward their opinion eloquently and competently using all the evidence at their disposal.   


  The course followed is the AQA Modern World History (History B Syllabus). It is not a tiered syllabus. There are several areas to be studied during the course which will be examined in two papers and course work Paper 1 [37.5% of the total marks. One hour and forty five minutes] deals with Conflict in the Modern World:International and British History. Paper 11 [37.5% of the total marks. One hour and forty five minutes] deals with Governments in Action in the first half of the Twentieth Century and we will be studying:Germany1918 - 1939 and USA 1919 - 1941. Students will need to complete two coursework assignments which make up the final 25% of the marks. These assignments totalling2500-3000 words in length, test a variety of historical skills. One will deal with Vietnam since 1939 and the other with Evacuation in the Second World War.Each assignment is worth 12.5% of the total marks.

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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