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GCSE History

Course Details

Course title: GCSE History
Exam board: AQA
Available grades: 1-9
Content overview:
  • Britain, Health and the People- 1000AD- 2000AD
  • Elizabethan England 1558-1603
  • Conflict and Tension 1918-1945
  • Germany 1890-1945
Assessment: Two exams, both 2 hours long. 84 marks per paper. Total 168 marks.
Skills required to be successful:
  • Recall of key individuals, key dates, key words
  • Extended writing between two and four paragraphs
  • Explaining the importance of events, people, changes and causes
  • Analysing and understanding visual and written sources
Further study links: A level History
Career opportunities:
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Author
  • Archaeologist
  • Civil Service
  • Foreign Service
  • Politics
  • Teacher
  • Advertising
  • Accountancy