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 ‘Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ Georges Santayana

UNIT:1                                                         UNIT:3  


 Medicine Through Time, 1250             Superpower Relations         

 - present                                                  and the Cold War.   1941-91

  UNIT: 2                                                        UNIT: 4    

Early Elizabethan England,                  The USA, 1954-75: conflict at 

1558-88                                                   home and abroad


Unit 1: Written Examination; 1 hour and 15 minutes
Unit 2 and 3 (combined): Written examination; 1 hour and 45 minutes
Unit 4: Written examination; 1 hour and 20 minutes



Medicine Through Time. This is will provide an overview of the major developments in medicine over the last 1000 years. It will enable students to investigate the role of both religion and science in medical treatment over the centuries, including recent developments such as penicillin and the quest for cures to diseases such as cancer.

UNIT: 2 Early Elizabethan England. This will give pupils a chance to investigate England in the late sixteenth century and to explore the challenges facing one of England’s most successful female monarchs at a time of intense religious conflict as well as threats from abroad. Issues covered will include the challenge of Spain and relations between Mary
Queen of Scots and Elizabeth, plus the discovery of the Americas
UNIT: 3 Superpower Relations and the Cold War. You will finish the European story you started in Year 9 byl investigating a very different type of war, one which did not involve a huge loss of life but which has had far reaching consequences. The Cold War dominated the global stage from 1941 to 1991 and many of the critical issues facing us today such as
the threat of nuclear proliferation and global terrorism have their roots in this conflict.
UNIT: 4 The USA: conflict at home and abroad. An investigation relating to social changes in modern America during the second half of the twentieth century. When Barack Obama was born, African American men could not vote in many states in the USA but within a generation the Americans had elected their first black President. His life story dramatically encapsulates the contradictory impulses within the American Dream. What
was the significance of the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam War?

 If you are looking for a stimulating option that will broaden and deepen your understanding of the world around you, History is for you. You will also be able to take part in an exciting visit to Washington DC in the spring term of Year 11. What sort of person do I need to be to succeed at GCSE History? 

(1) You should be interested in debating complex issues.
(2) You should be unafraid to express your opinions.
(3) You should be excited by the challenge of tackling a wide range of different topics.
(4) You should be intellectually curious about both the past and the present.

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