GCSE History at Abbeyfield from 2010

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GCSE History at Abbeyfield from 2010

  1. 1. GCSE History Spring 1968, Prague, Czechoslovakia
  2. 2. What will I learn? <ul><li>About International Relations - what leads to conflicts between the countries, and how these conflicts are settled. </li></ul><ul><li>About one nation in depth - which will help you to understand how people in another time and place thought about the world. </li></ul><ul><li>About how historians use sources to find out about what happened. </li></ul><ul><li>  About how to research, evaluate and make judgements from your own findings </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Unit 1: Peace and War: International Relations 1943 - 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 2: Germany 1918 - 1933 </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 3: War & Transformation of British society, 1931 - 51 </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 4: Representations of History Controlled Assess - Vietnam 1960-75 </li></ul>What units will I be studying?
  4. 4. Unit 1: Peace and War: International Relations 1943 -91 <ul><li>Part a: How did the Cold War develop? 1943 - 1956 </li></ul><ul><li>Widening gulf between the Allies; the development of the ‘iron curtain’ and the Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the Allied response 1945-17. </li></ul><ul><li>The development of the Cold War, 1948 49 following the Berlin Airlift. </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary: the tightening of Soviet control. </li></ul><ul><li>Part b: Three Cold War crises: Berlin, Cuba and Czechoslovakia, c1957-69 </li></ul><ul><li>Berlin: a divided city </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba: the world on the brink of nuclear war </li></ul><ul><li>Czechoslovakia: the Prague Spring </li></ul><ul><li>Part c: Why did the Cold War end? The invasion of Afghanistan (1979) to the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991) </li></ul><ul><li>The collapse of détente - the effects of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (1979) </li></ul><ul><li>President Reagan and the US reaction </li></ul><ul><li>President Gorbachev and Eastern Europe, the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Unit 2: Germany 1918-1933 <ul><li>Part a: The Weimar Republic, 1918-1933 </li></ul><ul><li>The origins and early problems of the Weimar Republic, 1918-23 </li></ul><ul><li>The recovery of the Republic under Stressman, 1924-29 </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of the Great Depression, 1929-33 </li></ul><ul><li>Part b: Adolf Hitler and the growth of the Nazi Party, 1918-33 </li></ul><ul><li>The founding and early growth of the Nazi Party, 1919-23 </li></ul><ul><li>The Munich Putsch and the lean years, 1923-29 </li></ul><ul><li>Increased support and political developments 1929 - January 1933 </li></ul><ul><li>Part c: The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933-39 </li></ul><ul><li>The removal of opposition to the Nazi’s 1933-4 </li></ul><ul><li>The police state </li></ul><ul><li>Censorship and Propaganda </li></ul><ul><li>Part d: Nazi domestic policies, 1933-39 </li></ul><ul><li>Nazi policies towards women and the young </li></ul><ul><li>Employment and the standard of living </li></ul><ul><li>The persecution of minorities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Unit 3: War & Transformation of British society, 1931-51 <ul><li>Part a: The impact of the Great Depression, 1931-39 </li></ul><ul><li>The growth of unemployment and the government response </li></ul><ul><li>The experience of the unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study: the Jarrow Crusade </li></ul><ul><li>Part b: Britain alone </li></ul><ul><li>The BEF, Dunkirk and Churchill </li></ul><ul><li>The Battle of Britain </li></ul><ul><li>The Blitz </li></ul><ul><li>Part c: Britain at War </li></ul><ul><li>The role of government, food supplies and rationing </li></ul><ul><li>The changing role of women </li></ul><ul><li>D-Day and the defeat of Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Part d: Labour in power </li></ul><ul><li>Labour comes to power </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to Beveridge: the attack on ‘Want’ </li></ul><ul><li>The NHS </li></ul>
  7. 7. Unit 4 : Representations of History Controlled Assessment <ul><li>Vietnam 1960-75 </li></ul><ul><li>The reasons for US involvement in Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>The nature of the conflict and reasons for US defeat </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of the war on civilians and the military, in the USA and in North and South Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>The growth of protest in the USA and the end of the conflict </li></ul>
  8. 8. How will I be examined? Exam Unit 3 – June of Year 11 Revision for Unit 3 and any re-sits required Year 11 Revision for re-takes of Unit 1 & 2 in January of Y11 Unit 3: War & Transformation of British society, 1931-51 Year 11 Internally submitted for June of year 11 Unit 4: Controlled Assessment - Vietnam Year 11 Exam Unit 1 & Exam Unit 2 – June of Year 10 Revision for Unit 1 Year 10 Unit 1: Peace and War: International Relations 1943 -91 Year 10 Unit 2: Germany 1918-1933 Year 10
  9. 9. Weighting Exam length Marks % Unit Controlled Assessment Internally marked 50 25 Unit 4: Controlled Assessment - Vietnam 1 hour 15 minutes Externally marked 50 25 Unit 3: War & Transformation of British society, 1931-51 1 hour 15 minutes Externally marked 50 25 Unit 2: Germany 1918-1933 1 hour 15 minutes Externally marked 60 25 Unit 1: Peace and War: International Relations 1943 -91

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