Theme of the week is: diversity
We are able to offer GCSE students:
Outline Study: International Relations since 1945
Depth Study: Germany 1918 – 39
Exam 1 hour 15 minutes.
Source Enquiry: The First World War and the transformation of British Society c1903 – 28.
We study 4 sections from this time period:
Exam 1 hour 30 minutes answering source based questions.
Russia 1917 -39
Students answer a specific exam question in the classroom in controlled conditions. Students are allowed notebooks and their own research notes.
Throughout the course students will be introduced to a wide variety of historical sources and will acquire skills of analysis and interpretation. Students will find their study of History will allow them to respond intelligently and with insight towards many aspects of current European and world affairs, as well as deepen their understanding of the last century.
A good work ethic!
Be able to meet deadlines
A good memory
Be able to do homework regularly
And . . . have a PASSPORT!
History is a valuable academic qualification and is valued by employers and universities. History opens doors to many careers including broadcasting, journalism, police force, nursing, archaeology, advertising, law, teaching, tourism, social work, industrial relations, politics . . . the list goes on. In fact the transferable skills that History gives you means that you can use it in any job!
Success with History GCSE has meant many of our students have stayed to continue their study of the subject in the sixth form and then again at university. Many students from Faringdon Community College go on to a University of their first choice to study, yes . . . you’ve guessed it . . . History!
Recent GCSE students have said:
“The Battlefields trip was the best educational trip I have ever been on.”
“Being out there on the actual battlefield and seeing the actual scale of casualties made it so much more real than in the classroom.”
“Tyne Cot cemetery made me realise how important the study of History is. How could we have let this happen?”
“There was no such thing as time anymore separating our group from those boys in the ground. They never had the chances we’ve got. I am really glad our school makes the effort to remember them.”