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History

Year 10 GCSE HISTORY Examination Board: AQA Specification: 8145

About this subject We believe in the importance of learning from history. Combining the study of the core content and source analysis, pupils are able to examine the key events from the past and inform how it impacts their lives in the present time.

Course Content Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

Section A: Period Study

America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Section B: Wider World Depth Study

Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

Section A: Thematic Study

2A Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day Section B: British depth studies including the historic environment Elizabethan England, c1568–1603

AssessmentPaper 1: Understanding the modern world

What’s assessed:

In Section A, there is a choice of four period studies, each with a focus on two key developments in a country’s history over at least a 50 year period. In Section B, there is a choice of five wider world depth studies. These focus on international conflict and tension.

How it’s assessed:

•  Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

•  84 marks (including four marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar)

•  50% of GCSE

Questions

• Section A – six compulsory questions (40 marks)

• Section B – four compulsory questions (40 marks)

• Plus four marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

What’s assessed In Section A there is a choice of three thematic studies, which look at key developments in Britain over a long period. In Section B there is a choice of four British depth studies incorporating the study of a specific historic environment.

In Section B there is a choice of four British depth studies incorporating the study of a specific historic environment.

How it’s assessed:

•  Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes • 84 marks (including four marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar) • 50% of GCSE

Questions • Section A – four compulsory questions (40 marks) • Section B – four compulsory questions (40 marks) • Plus four marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

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