Years 10 – 11
History is a very popular option at Key Stage 4. History GCSE is currently changing. Groups sitting examinations in 2016 and 2017 are currently studying OCR History B which includes the Germany 1918-45, International Relations 1945-1975, British Society 1890-1918 and a Controlled Assessment based on USA 1919-1941. This course will cease to be examined from 2017 from 2016 we will start teaching a new GCSE accredited by Edexcel. These topics include Medicine Through Time, Elizabethan England, The Cold War and Germany 1918-1939.
The current GCSE History course at Longsands follows the OCR Modern World B Specification. It is examined by two exam papers and a controlled assessment.