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Exam Board: OCR History B
Students study five different topics which are worth 20% each of the overall course. These topics are ‘The People’s Health 1250 to Present’, ‘The Norman Conquest 1065-87’, ‘The Making of America 1789-1900’ and ‘Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-45’. The final topic is a study of a local historic site where students will visit dover Castle as part of their ‘History Around Us’ topic.
Assessment: 100% examination
Exam Board: AQA
The department offers A Level history over a two year course. The topics studied are English Revolution 1625-1660, The Age of the Crusades 1071-1204 and a personal study (Historical Investigation) based on a topic of the student’s choice. Pupils complete an historical investigation (3000-3500 word essay), which is worth 20% of the final award.
Assessment: 80% examination, 20% coursework.
Term 1: The skills needed to be an historian
Term 2: The Norman Conquest
Term 3: life in Medieval England
Term 4: Power in Medieval England
Term 5: The Black Death and the Peasant’s Revolt
Term 6: Health and Medicine through time
Term 1: The Tudors
Term 2: The English Civil War
Term 3: Slavery
Term 4: Industrial Revolution
Term 5: Civil Rights Movement
Term 6: Suffrage Movement
Term 1: Europe c.1900-c.1945
Term 2: Peoples Health Overview
Term 3: Norman Conquest Overview
Term 4: Dover Castle Enquiry
Term 5: Making of America Overview
Term 6: Life under Nazi rule Overview
Term 1: Peoples Health 1250-Present Day
Term 2: Peoples Health 1250-Present Day
Term 3: Norman Conquest 1065-87
Term 4: Norman Conquest 1065-87
Term 5: History Around Us- Dover Castle
Term 6: History Around Us- Dover Castle
Term 1: Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-45
Term 2: Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-45
Term 3: Making of America 1779-1900
Term 4: Making of America 1779-1900
Term 5: Revision
Term 6: GCSE examinations
Module 1A – The Crusades.
Candidates will study the first, second, third and fourth Crusades focusing on their causes, the events of each Crusades and the outcomes of each Crusade.
Module 2E – English Revolution 1625-1660.
Candidates will study England during the time of Civil War. From the legacy to James I to Oliver Cromwell’s rule.
Module 3 – Historical Investigation (personal study)
The study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years and associated interpretations.
The Crusades by J. Phillips.