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GCSE History at Kingston College

Course description

The AQA specification provides the opportunity to study History GCSE in a variety of ways: in depth, across a broad span of time, though a local context and with reference to a diversity of cultures. During this course students will:

  • Study history from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic and cultural, so that they can appreciate the diversity of the societies studied, and the experiences of the people in these societies
  • Be given the opportunity to study the 20th Century in both breadth and depth
  • Study the history of Britain, Europe, particularly the USA and Germany, as well the world in the 20th Century.

Through this subject students will be given the opportunity to develop analytical skills through critical analysis, research and independent enquiry. These are all desirable skills to have when moving into further education.

Course content

The 9-1 GCSE History comprises thefollowing elements: :

  • One period study: Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship
  • One wider world depth study: Conflict and Tension, 1894-1918
  • One thematic study: Britain: migration, empires and the people: c.790 to the present day
  • One British depth study: Elizabethan England, c.1568-1603.


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Entry requirements

The normal offer for entry onto the GCSE course is four GCSEs at grade 3 or above. This course can only be studied as part of the Full Time GCSE course alongside another four GCSE subjects.


There are two written papers each worth 50%.

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Future opportunities

If a student achieves at least a grade 5 they will be able to progress to A Level History. If a student achieves a grade 4 they will be able to continue on to a Level 3 vocational course.

Further information

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on  020 8268 3073 or email

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingston College directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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