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History GCSE at Prince William School

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AQA GCSE History is an interesting subject full of opportunities to develop an understanding of how the past is shaping our future. Students will have the opportunity to study topics through case studies and investigations as well as using the Internet and ICT. They will enjoy this course if they want to study a subject that is intriguing, as it asks them to question information and make judgements based on evidence. The content: · Medicine Through Time: A study in breadth that helps students to learn about people’s lives, from the beginning of recorded history, through medicine. · The American West: A study in depth of ‘How the West was Won’ and what happened to the Plains Indians. What groups went West and what problems were encountered? The two courses above are examined at the end of Year 11 in two separate papers worth 75%. · Northern Ireland: A study of a modern world conflict, considering why troops were sent in to Northern Ireland in 1969 and a study of sources based on ‘Bloody Sunday’. · A local study of Fotheringhay Castle: Students will look at why followers of William the Conqueror built castles with reference to Fotheringhay and also study sources based on how the castle looked in the time of Mary Queen of Scots. The two courses above are coursework based and make up 25% of the final mark.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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