Head of Department:  Miss S Field - s.field.scs@osborne.coop

History is the study of the past, looking at different themes and concepts across a range of different periods of time. It is seen by employers as a traditional and valuable qualification due largely to the range of analytical, evaluative and communication skills the subject encompasses. The topics covered are both broad and diverse covering social, economic, political and international History that impacts on everyday life.

History Curriculm Overview Final

Year 11 Course Title: GCSE History 9-1 (2016)

Exam Board & Code: Edexcel 1Hi0     Full GCSE Course Specification (PDF)


Paper 1 - 30% 
Paper 2 - 40% 
Paper 3 - 30%

Exam Mark Breakdown

Paper 1 - 52 marks 30% weighting, 1 hour 15 minutes
(i) British Thematic Study (20%)
(ii) Historic Environment (10%)

Paper 2 – 64 marks 40% weighting, 1 hour 45 minutes
(i) Period Study (20%)
(ii) British Depth Study (20%)

Paper 3 – 52 marks 30% weighting, 1 hour 20 minutes
Modern Depth Study

GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)

(Please note the course may not always be delivered in the following order) 

Year 9

Year 9 begins with a one-term introductory unit in the first term designed to prepare students for level content and key skills required.

Term 1: 
Introductory Unit - The USA, 1954-75: conflict at home and abroad
Terms 2-3: 
Modern Depth Study - Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

Year 10

Terms 1-3:
(i) The Cold War
(ii) Early Elizabethan England, 1558–8

Year 11

Term 1-2:
(i) Early Elizabethan England, 1558–8 (Contd)
(ii) Crime and Punishment Through Time
(ii) The Whitechapel Historic Environment

Term 3:
Revison and Exams

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)

Year 7

Term 1:
(i) What is History? - learning key Historical skills to investigate mysterious death of Mark Pullen.
(ii) Conflict - The Norman Conquest and the events of 1066.

Term 2:
 (i) Power and Control
(ii) Life in Medieval England - the changes in society during this time and the impact on the people

Term 3:
Thematic study - The changes and developments in Medicine over time with specific case studies.

Year 8

Term 1:
(i) Movement, Settlement and Empire - examination of the British Empire with a specific case study focusing on India
(ii) Slavery - A study of the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on all those involved

Term 2:
(i) Technology and Conflict - A study of the causes, events and outcomes of the First World War
(ii) Global Conflict - World War Two and the Theatres of War

Term 3:
The social and economic impact of war - The Home Front 1939-45 

Other Teachers of History

Mr D Beneteau - d.beneteau.scs@osborne.coop
Miss R Clarke - r.clarke.scs@osborne.coop
Mr M Lucas - m.lucas.scs@osborne.coop
Mr P Margiotta - p.margiotta.scs@osborne.coop
Miss G Pettican - g.pettican.scs@osborne.coop
Mr L Taylor  -  l.taylor.scs@osborne.coop