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KS4 - History

KS4 History offers a range of exciting modules for our GCSE students.

Crime and Punishment

In this module students study how Crime and Punishment changed throughout British History. Students examine how the nature of crime changed, the variations punishment  throughout this period an investigate case studies such as the Gunpowder Plot, Witchcraft, Pentonville Prison and the abolition of capital punishment. Students also carry out an environment study investigating policing in Whitechapel during the Ripper murders. 

Weimar and Nazi Germany - 1918-1939– (Paper 3– 1 hr-20 mins 30%)

In this module students study how Germany recovered after WW1 and how she dealt with the  disastrous economic problems of the Treaty of Versailles and hyperinflation and how it began to rebuild  during the prosperous Golden Age era. Students will look at how economic and political disaster struck Germany yet again in the 1930s after the Wall Street Crash and how this paved the way for Hitler to come to power in Germany.

Early Elizabethan England 1558-88-(Paper 2– 1 hr 45 mins 20%/40%)

In this module students study life in England under the control of Queen Elizabeth. Students examine the situation of her accession and challenges she faced in particular being a woman and unmarried. Students investigate how she dealt with the religious settlement and the plots and revolts she faced both, at home and abroad. You will also examine her relations with Spain as well as life in Elizabethan society, education, leisure, the poor, voyages of discovery and the colonisation of Virginia.

The Cold War 1943-1991– (Paper 2– 1 hr 45 mins 20%/40%)

In this module students study the emergence of the two Superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union, after WW2 and how this created tension for almost 40 years. Students examine key events such as the development of the arms race, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, revolution in East Germany, suspicion and spying between East and West! Students also examine how communism fell and the impact this had on the Soviet Union.

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