Head of Department:  Miss R Clarke - r.clarke.scs@osborne.coop

History is the study of the past, looking at different themes and concepts across a range of different periods of time. It is seen by employers as a traditional and valuable qualification due largely to the range of analytical, evaluative and communication skills the subject encompasses. The topics covered are both broad and diverse covering social, economic, political and international History that impacts on everyday life.

Curriculum Map - History

GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)

Year 11 Course Title: GCSE History 9-1 (2016)

Exam Board & Code: Edexcel 1Hi0     Full GCSE Course Specification (PDF)


Paper 1 - 30% 
Paper 2 - 40% 
Paper 3 - 30%


Paper 1 - 52 marks 30% weighting, 1 hour 15 minutes
(i) British Thematic Study (20%)
(ii) Historic Environment (10%)

Paper 2 – 64 marks 40% weighting, 1 hour 45 minutes
(i) Period Study (20%)
(ii) British Depth Study (20%)

Paper 3 – 52 marks 30% weighting, 1 hour 20 minutes
Modern Depth Study


(Please note the course may not always be delivered in the following order) 

Year 9

Year 9 begins with a one-term introductory unit in the first term designed to prepare students for level content and key skills required.

Term 1: 
Introductory Unit - The USA, 1954-75: conflict at home and abroad
Terms 2-3: 
Modern Depth Study - Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

Year 10

Terms 1-3:
(i) The Cold War
(ii) Early Elizabethan England, 1558–8

Year 11

Term 1-2:
(i) Early Elizabethan England, 1558–8 (Contd)
(ii) Crime and Punishment Through Time
(ii) The Whitechapel Historic Environment

Term 3:
Revison and Exams

Other Teachers of History

Miss S Field - s.field.scs@osborne.coop 
Miss G Heath g.heath.scs@osborne.coop 
Mrs J Rodell j.rodell.scs@osborne.coop 
Mrs C Barber c.barber.scs@osborne.coop
Miss G Pettican g.pettican.scs@osborne.coop
Mr J Bromhead j.bromhead.scs@osborne.coop
Mr L Taylor - l.taylor.scs@osborne.coop 

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