GCSE History

Course details

– What was it like to live in the United States during the 20th Century?
– How did film and music develop?
– What was it like for people of different races?
– What was it like in Britain during the 1930s, 40s and 50s?

These are some of the questions you will answer in GCSE history.

You will learn to use sources to answer questions. For example you will learn how to challenge the arguments and views of the past by developing your own skills, views and opinions.

You will be looking at what it was like to live in the past and learn about how lives have changed. You will need to work hard in this subject and you will be asked to do a variety of tasks including written work.

How you will be assessed

History will be assessed in four parts.

* 75% of the marks will be assessed in exams.
* 25% will involve a piece of controlled writing about a historical controversy.

How will it help me at Post 16?

This GCSE will help you learn how to process information and gain a developed understanding of written materials as well as pictorial sources. You can go on to study A Level History and then go on to many careers such as Media, Law or Teaching. You could also use it to apply for other Level 3 Courses.