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Curriculum: History Key Stage 4

The History GCSE is a very popular option at Key Stage 4 and students will follow the Edexcel History GCSE course.  The course structure comprises of four units and three exam papers. Across Year 10 and Year 11 students will cover the following material:

  • Paper 1: Crime and Punishment from 1000AD to the present day This is a breadth study which includes a section on the historic environment (Whitechapel and the Jack the Ripper murders). This is 30% of the overall GCSE
  • Paper 2: The American West c1835-c1895 and Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588. This is 40% of the overall GCSE
  • Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939. This is 30% of the overall GCSE.

If you have any questions regarding the History curriculum please contact:

Ms H Rickatson - Head of History


Richard Lander School