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Exam Board and Specification:  Edexcel GCSE History 1H10F6


To provide you with an enjoyable, interesting and challenging History course that gives you a broad study of History over time.  It also allows you a good understanding of how History has shaped the modern world.  You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for further study at A Level and beyond.


Paper 1: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present. This involves studying the development of medicine across different time periods, and we will look at key factors that helped or hindered medical developments.


The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

This involves studying the nature of warfare during World War one and examining how this affected injuries and treatment.

Paper 2:

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88: We will study what society was like in Anglo-Saxon England.  We will examine why the Normans invaded and how they gained control.  We will also compare Norman England to Anglo-Saxon England.


Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91: We will examine the different ideologies of USSR and USA.  Looking at how their relationship led to tensions which effected places like Berlin, Hungary and Afghanistan.

Paper 3:

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39: We will examine the problems Germany faced after World War One, The Rise of Hitler and how Hitler controlled different groups in society, such as Workers and Women.


3 x Examinations (no coursework).

Paper 1: 1 hour 15 minutes - Total marks 52. Paper has 6 questions to answer

Paper 2: 1 hour 45 minutes - Superpower Relations has a total of 32 marks and Anglo-Saxon and Norman England has a total of 32 marks

Paper 3: 1 hour 20 minutes - Total marks 52. Paper has 6 questions to answer


You will be expected to complete homework tasks up to 1 hour per week. These could be a range of:

Regular recall tests, Exam style questions, Revision for exam style questions to be completed in the classroom in exam conditions, Relevant research.


Teaching Method Used

  • Traditional techniques (literacy skills, reading comprehension).
  • Active learning methods (audio-visual, group tasks).
  • Class discussion (teacher explanation and questioning, student contributions).
  • Independent learning (research tasks).


For further information contact:  Mrs Read