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Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
Intro to Modern World GCSE
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Intro to Modern World GCSE


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  • 1. Year 10 GCSE History Course details Examination board OCR 1937 syllabus B Modern World History Coursework requirements Two pieces of coursework Both pieces will be on America 1920/30s Up to 2000 words each These will be undertaken in Year 11 (25%) Final papers Paper 1 (45%) Core international relations and chosen depth study (Germany) Paper 2 (30%) Source evaluation on “How did British society change, 1906-18
  • 2. Year 10 GCSE History
    • Key work to complete in Year 10
    • In Year 10 we concentrate on 3 key questions from the core content on International Relations focusing on the inter-war period 1919-1939. In addition to these we also study the British depth study for paper two
    • Autumn term
    • 1.Were the Peace treaties of 1919-23 fair?
    • Focus points
    • What were the motives and aims of the Big three at Versailles?
    • Why did all of the victors not get everything they wanted?
    • What was the immediate impact of the peace treaty on Germany up to 1923?
    • Could the treaties be justified at the time?
  • 3. Year 10 GCSE History
    • Specified content:
    • The peace treaties of 1919-23 (Versailles, St Germain, Trianon, Neuilly, Sevres and Lausanne)
    • The role of individuals such as Wilson, Clemenceau and Lloyd George in the peace making process
    • The impact of the treaties on the defeated countries
    • Contemporary opinions about the treaties
  • 4. Year 10 GCSE History
    • Spring Term
    • 2.To what extent was the League of Nations a success?
    • Focus Points
    • How successful was the League in the 1920s?
    • How far did the weaknesses in the League’s organisation make failure inevitable?
    • How far did the Depression make the work of the League more difficult?
    • How successful was the League in the 1930s?
    • Specified content
    • The League of Nations
    • Strengths and Weaknesses in its structure and organization
    • Successes and failure in peacekeeping during the 1920s
    • The impact of the World Depression on the work of the League after 1929
  • 5. Year 10 GCSE History
    • The failures of the League during the 1930s – Manchuria and Abyssinia
    • Summer Term
    • Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?
    • Focus points
    • What were the long-term consequences of the peace treaties of 1919-23?
    • What were the consequences of the failures of the League in the 1930s?
    • How far was Hitler’s foreign policy to blame for outbreak of war in 1939?
    • Was the policy of appeasement justified?
    • How important was the Nazi-Soviet pact?
    • Why did Britain and France declare war on Germany in 1939?
  • 6. Year 10 GCSE History
    • Specified content
    • The collapse of the international order in the 1930s
    • The increasing militarism of Germany
    • Italy and Japan
    • Hitler’s foreign policy to 1939
    • The Saar
    • Remiliterisation of the Rhineland
    • Austria
    • Czechslovakia and Poland
    • Appeasement and the outbreak of War in 1939
  • 7. Year 10 GCSE History
    • How did British society change 1906-1918
    • Autumn term
    • 1.Liberal welfare reforms
    • Focus points
    • Why did the Liberal government introduce reforms to help the young, old and unemployed?
    • What was the nature of the reforms they introduced?
    • How effective were the reforms they introduced?
    • What was the reaction of the people at the time?
    • Spring term
    • How was Britain organised for the war?
    • Focus points
    • How were civilians affected by the war?
  • 8. Year 10 GCSE History
    • The defence of the realm and its impact
    • Rationing
    • Recruitment and conscription
    • Government censorship and propaganda
    • Summer term
    • 3.The role of women during the period
    • Focus points
    • What were the arguments for and against female suffrage?
    • How effective were the activities of the suffragists and suffragettes?
    • How did women contribute to the war effort and how important was their contribution?
    • Why were some women given the vote in 1918?
  • 9. Year 10 GCSE History
    • Synopsis: How were British people effected by all this change?
    • Specified content:
    • Reasons for the Liberal reforms; poverty in 1906
    • The Childrens’ charter, old age pensions 1909, Labour exchanges 1909, The National Insurance Act 1911
    • The arguments for and against female suffrage, the WSPU and the NUWSS- their leaders, activities and the reactions of the authorities
    • Women in employment during WW1, the 1918 Representation of the People Act
    • Recruiting,
    • New Government powers – DORA, 1914, conscription rationing, use of propaganda, and their impact on civilian life, mood of the British people at the end of the war and different attitudes about what should happen to Germany
  • 10. Year 10 GCSE History
    • To maximise success in Year 10 pupils must:
    • Ensure that all their notes are complete.
    • Peruse past GCSE questions done as H/W. You must attempt to research information to create a better answer
    • Familiarise themselves with the different levels at which they will be graded, the aim being to design answers befitting the higher levels
    • Create a bank of ‘historical’ words and phrases for each of the two topic areas – learn these words and their correct spellings by heart
    • Write a list of questions they have about any aspects of their study they are unsure of, so that they may present staff with them when we come to revise
  • 11. Year 10 GCSE History
    • Possible Parental support
    • Provide a quiet study area
    • Be aware of the History Department’s methods of marking and school assessment criteria
    • Check you son/daughter’s presentation of work
    • Check spelling and grammar
    • Look frequently in your son/daughter’s planner to see H/W is done
    • Provide additional reading materials by accessing books from a library / material from the ‘net
    • Give your son/daughter access to appropriate TV programmes
    • Buy a ‘study’ A4 ring binder to organise notes effectively
    • Look at the school website
    • for updates and information
  • 12. Year 10 GCSE History Internet sites