History – KS5
Course name: History
Examination Board and syllabus no:
Exam Board Edexcel
AS Code 8H101
A2 Code 9H101
Unit 1 – Historical Themes in Breadth (Code 6HI01)
Option D3 – Russia in Revolution 1881-1924
Option D6 – USA in Asia 1950-1973
Unit 2 – British History Depth Studies
Option A1 – Henry VIII 1509-1540
Unit 3 – Depth Studies and Associated Historical Controversies (Code (6HI02)
Option E2 – Superpower Relations 1944-1990
Unit 4 – Historical Enquiry
Option CW10 – Challenge and Rebellion 1509-1660
Unit 4- Historical Enquiry is an assessed piece of coursework. The students work on this from September to Easter.
Pupils enter Units 1,2 and 3 are completed in the Summer Term of the respective year. There are no January entries.
There will be assessment weeks just before the Autumn Half-term and Easter holiday.
Pupils will be set an essay/past question each week in each unit.
No specialist equipment needed but students are expected to buy their own text books.
www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/index.html – British Library
www.history.org.uk -Historical Association
History Review Magazine – 3 issues published each year with relevant content and exam techniques
See also relevant reading lists provided in the induction handbook.
Supporting your child’s progress
Encourage and talk to your child about their studies
Check they are completing the homework set.