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    Year 7

    ·         Medieval Realms: Britain 1066-1485

    ·         Islamic Civilisations

    Year 8

    ·         Britain c. 1500-c. 1750

    ·         The French Revolution

    Year 9

    ·         Britain c. 1750-c. 1900

    ·         The Modern World: 1900 – present

    Years 10-11

    The GCSE course follows the Pearson Edexcel GCSE History (9-1) Specification.  We cover the following units:

    Paper One: Thematic Study and Historic Environment (30% of the GCSE)

    Crime and Punishment in Britain from c.1000 AD to the present day.

    ·         The nature of criminal activity and changing definitions of crime

    ·         The nature of law enforcement and punishment

    ·         The influence of changes in society on crime and punishment

    ·         A case study on Whitechapel, c.1870-1900: crime, policing and the inner city 

    Paper Two: Period Study and British Depth Study (40% of the GCSE)

    British depth study: Henry VIII and his Ministers, 1509-1540

    ·         Henry VIII as ‘Renaissance Prince’ and the policies of Cardinal Wolsey

    ·         The King’s ‘Great Matter’ and attempts to resolve this

    ·         Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power

    ·         Cromwell’s changes to government and reasons for his downfall

    ·         The Break with Rome

    Period study: The American West, c.1835-c.1895

    ·         The culture of the Plains’ Indians and early settlement of the West

    ·         The development of the Plains

    ·         Conflict on the Plains 

    Paper Three: Modern Depth Study (30% of the GCSE)

    Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1919-1939

    ·         The origins of and early challenges to the Weimar Republic

    ·         Hitler’s rise to power

    ·         Nazi control and dictatorship

    ·         Life in Nazi Germany