Awarding Body


Course Level


Qualifications worth

Grades 1-9

What is the Course?

Paper Topics Year studied Weighting and exam length
PAPER 1: Understanding the modern world

America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality

Part one: American people and the Boom

Part two: Bust – Americans' experiences of the Depression and New Deal

Part three: America's post-war society

Year 9/10 50% 2 hours

Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950–1975

Part one: Conflict in Korea

Part two: Escalation of conflict in Vietnam

Part three: The ending of conflict in Vietnam

Year 10/11
PAPER 2: Shaping the nation

Section A: Thematic studies 2A Britain: Health and the people

Part one: Medicine stands still

Part two: The beginnings of change

Part three: A revolution in medicine

Part four: Modern medicine

Year 9/10 50% 2 hours

Section B: British depth studies Norman England, 1066–c1100

Part one: The Normans – conquest and control

Part two: Life under the Normans

Part three: The Norman Church and monasticism

Part four: The historic environment of Norman England

Year 10/11

How will I be assessed?

Two written exams

When will I be assessed?

Both written exams are taken at the end of Year 11.

Additional Information


What will this qualification allow me to do?

Many history students excel in careers involving decision making and problem solving. Law, education, the civil service and journalism are a few of the many career paths that history graduates move into.

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