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History GCSE Specification

Qualification: GCSE (9-1)

QAN Code: 601/8239/8

Level: 1 & 2

Exam Board: Eduqas

What you learn about:

Component 1—Studies in Depth

This component is in two parts:

· The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603

· The USA—A Nation of Contrasts, 1910-1929.

Component 2—Studies in Breadth

This component is in two parts:

· The Development of Germany, 1919-1991 (Period Study)

· Changes in Crime and Punishment in Britain, c500 to the present day (Thematic Study)


Component 1

Written examination of 2 one hour papers, worth 50% of the final grade.

Component 2

 A two hour written examination, split into 2      papers of 45 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes, worth 50% of the final grade.

Other Information:

During the course, there are opportunities for:

· Intervention

· Residential and day trips

History is recognised as an important element and contributing subject to the English Baccalaureate and ’Best 8’ achievement measures.