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Year 10

Curriculum Area: Humanities: History

Examination Specification:

GCSE OCR History A (Schools History Project) (J411)

Overview of Course Content

Description of activities:

This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Thematic Unit: Crime & Punishment Through Time (1200 to the present)
  • British Depth Study: The Norman Conquest 1065-1087
  • History Around Us: The Romans and Fishbourne Palace

Learning will be assessed by:

  • Written paper: Thematic Study: Crime & Punishment c 1200 to the present British Depth Study: The Norman Conquest 1065-1087. 1 hour 45 mins. 80 marks (40%)
  • Written paper: History Around Us: The Romans & Fishbourne Palace. 1 hour. 40 marks & 10 for SPAG

Half Term

Area

Overview of controlled assessment/coursework (if relevant)

Autumn 1

Crime & Punishment Through Time

The nature of crime and punishment in Anglo-Saxon Britain, the Middle Ages, the 16th & 17th centuries  and early modern Britain

Exam questions and knowledge tests through unit

Autumn 2

Crime & Punishment Through Time

The impact of population growth and the development of towns and attitudes towards crimes against property, including smuggling, highwaymen, poaching and witchcraft, the developing of police and the changing roles of prisons & modern crime & punishment

Exam questions and knowledge tests through unit

 

End of unit exam

Spring 1

The Norman Conquest 1065-1087

Anglo-Saxon society, death of Edward,  contenders for the throne, Viking agenda, Battles of Fulford & Stamford Bridge, Battle of Hastings

Exam questions and knowledge tests through unit

Spring 2

The Norman Conquest 1065-1067

Resistance to William I, uprisings, how William kept control, Domesday Book, feudal system, castles

Exam questions and knowledge tests through unit

 

End of unit exam

Summer 1

History Around Us: The Romans & Fishbourne Palace

Field trip, The Romans in Britain

Exam questions and knowledge tests through unit

Summer 2

History Around Us: The Romans & Fishbourne Palace

Field trip, in depth analysis of the Fishbourne Palace site past, present and future

Exam questions and knowledge tests through unit

 

End of year exam