Key Stage 4 History

Exam Board and Specification

We deliver the Pearson Edexcel History (2016) course, which is assessed with three examinations in Year 11.

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 10

  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
  • British America, 1713-83
  • Medicine in Britain, c1250-present

Year 11

  • The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

At GCSE students have the chance to go on a battlefields tour, in Belgium and northern France, with a focus on the way casualties were treated during the First World War. This helps provide them with a better understanding of their course on the British sector of the Western Front.