Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 1HI0
Level of qualification: GCSE
What will students learn about?
Paper One: British Thematic Study with Historic Environment
Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000 to present (Case Study Whitechapel, c1870–1900: crime, policing and the inner city)
Paper Two: Period Study and British Depth Study
British America, c1835–c1895 and Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88
Paper Three: Modern Depth Study
Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
What skills will students develop and demonstrate?
Students will develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience. Engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers. Develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context. Develop an awareness of why people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them.
How will students’ learning be assessed?
Paper 1 – British Thematic Study with Historic Environment
Total Marks: 52: Weighting: 30%
Exam Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Paper 2 – Period Study and British Depth Study
Total Marks: 64 Weighting; 40%
Exam Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Paper 3 – Modern Depth Study
Total Marks: 52 Weighting 30%
Exam Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
What grades can students’ access?
Students can access grades 1-9
What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?
Teaching, law, journalism