GCSE History at Acland Burghley School
History enables you to develop a huge range of skills in thinking, speaking and writing clearly and logically so that you can persuade people of your point of view. You will become an independent and analytical student. In the future employers and universities will recognise that a GCSE historian is interested in the world around them and that they can think and communicate effectively. It is a stepping stone to A level History. It is valued by a range of employers including in Media, Law, the Civil Service or research. What will I be studying? Unit 1 Peace and War: International Relations 1945-1991 Unit 2 The USA 1919 – 1941 Unit 3 War and the transformation of British Society 1931-1951 Unit 4 Controlled assessment: The Vietnam War Course structure In Year 10 you will complete two overview units. You will learn how the Superpowers bought the world to the brink of a third World War in Unit 1. In Unit 2 you will learn how the USA went from ‘boom’ to ‘bust’ sliding into the greatest depression the world has ever seen. In Year 11 you will complete a depth study focussing on how Britain was transformed by the Second World War followed by a controlled assessment on the Vietnam War. How will I be assessed? Each unit is worth 25% of your final grade. Your controlled assessment (Unit 4) will be completed in school and marked by your teacher. Units 1- 3 will be externally examined at the end of Year 11. You will be offered revision support by your teachers for these units. Head of Department: Ms Johns
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