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Key Stage 4 History


Class of 2016 and 2017 Class of 2018 and onwards

We currently follow OCR A specification.  Students complete one controlled assessment (in Year 10) and two exams (at the end of Year 11).

Topics include:

Medicine Through Time (paper 1)

Germany 1918-45 (paper 1)

Protest and Reaction (paper 2)

Controlled Assessment study is based on a field trip.  Students will study and visit Caernarfon Castle to complete a 2000 word essay.

The proportions are as follows:

Paper 1: 45%

Paper 2: 30%

Controlled Assessment: 25%

Students will follow a new GCSE History specification from AQA.  Students will sit two exams at the end of Year 11.

Topics will include:

Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship (paper 1)

Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939 (paper 1)

Britain: health and the people (paper 2)

Elizabethan England, c1568-1603 including a study of the historical environment (paper 2)

Each exam paper is worth 50% of the student's GCSE




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