New GCSE history content


Overview of new history GCSE specifications from DfE
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New GCSE history content
  1. 3 eras
    1. Medieval (500-1500)
      1. Early Modern (1450-1750)
        1. Modern (1700-present day)
        2. 3 time scales
          1. short (depth study)
            1. social, economic, political, religious, technological and military factors
            2. medium (period study)
              1. At least 50 years
              2. long (thematic study)
                1. Change and continuity over long period including culture, economics, politics, religion, science, technology and war.
              3. 3 geographical contexts
                1. locality
                  1. examine the relationship between a place and historical events and developments. May range in scale from e.g. a particular building or part of a building to a city or rural landscape/ setting
                  2. British
                    1. European or wider world
                    2. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
                      1. Develop knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied: the chronology, individuals, events, developments and issues
                        1. Develop understanding and appropriate use in context of historical terms including first order historical concepts such as ‘constitution’, ‘nation’, ‘revolution’, ‘society’
                          1. Develop the ability to create students' own structured accounts, selecting organising and communicating their knowledge and understanding in written narratives, descriptions and analyses, reaching substantiated conclusions
                            1. understand of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied in relation to second order historical concepts of continuity, change, cause, consequence, significance and similarity and difference within situations
                              1. understand the relationships between different aspects within the periods studied, making connections, drawing contrasts and analysing trends.
                                1. understand of how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, discern how and why different interpretations of the past have been constructed
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