history

History

Exam Board
OCR
Entry requirements
GCSE Grade B in History (or 9 - 1 equivalent)
What will I study?
You will study three main topics that cover a wide range of time periods.
 
Unit 1: Early Tudors and the Mid Tudor Crisis. 
This will include:
• The government of Henry VII and threats to his rule
• Henry VII’s foreign policy
• Henry VIII and Wolsey
• The reign of Henry VIII after 1529
 
It will also include an element of source analysis about the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I on the following issues:
• The Stability of the Monarchy
• Religious Changes
• Rebellion and Unrest
 
Unit 2: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon. 
This topic will look at the following:
• The causes of the Revolution
• The Revolution between 1789-1795
• Napoleon to 1807
• The decline and fall of Napoleon
 
Unit 3: Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992.
This topic will look at the issue of Civil Rights for the following groups:
• African Americans
• Trade Union and Labour Rights
• Native American Indians
• Women
 
It will also include three depth studies;
• Civil Rights in the ‘Gilded Age’ 1875-95.
• The New Deal and Civil Rights.
• Malcom X and Black Power
 
Unit 4: Coursework
Students will undertake a piece of coursework that examines a historical issue of their choosing.
Assessment
Unit 1: Early Tudors (British Period Study) 1 hour 30, 25%
Unit 2: French Revolution (Non- British period study) 1 hour, 15%
Unit 3: Civil Rights (Thematic Study and Historical Interpretations) 2hours 30 mins, 40%
Unit 4: Coursework, 20%
What skills will I gain?
Students will gain a wide range of skills from studying History. These include; developed and extended writing; analysis and evaluation of evidence; understanding different viewpoints and presenting and discussing different arguments about the past.
Future pathways
Studying History can lead to a number of careers such as journalism, the law, social work, teaching and many more.