History (14-19)

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Edexcel GCSE History from 2016

Course Structure:

Paper 1: 1 hour 15 minutes 30% of total mark

  • 56 marks on paper (16 for historic environment, 36 for thematic study)
  • Topic: Medicine in Britain 1250-present with  The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
  • Assessment: 

– Section A: Historic Environment

Knowledge question, two-part question based on two sources

Section B: Thematic study

Two compulsory questions on knowledge and understanding

Third question is from a choice of two


Paper 2: 1 hour 45 minutes 40% of total mark

  • 64 marks on paper (32 for period study and 32 for British depth study)
  • Topics: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
  • Assessment:

– Section A: Cold War

Two compulsory questions on knowledge and understanding

Third question is from a choice of two out of three parts

– Section B: Early Elizabethan England

A single three part question on knowledge and understanding, first two parts are compulsory, third part there is a choice of one from two


Paper 3: 1 hour and 20 minutes 30% of total mark

  • 52 marks on paper
  • Topic: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39.
  • Assessment

Section A: Germany

A source based question and a knowledge and understanding question.

Section B:

A four part question based on two sources and two interpretations.

UPDATE 22nd October:

All year 9 students should be in school unless they have been told directly to isolate. 


All students in year 7 will be in self isolation until Tuesday 27th October.

Students who travel on the A Star bus will also isolate until Tuesday 27th October

Students who travel on the Borland bus will isolate until 23rd October. They will be in school on 23rd October.

Further details have been sent to affected students via Edulink.

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